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Whoever still owns the fabric orders a fur coat these days”. The furriery is located here since the interwar period. The furrier, Mr. Curcan, learnt the art of furriery from his father, who in turn learnt it from the famous Jewish artisans on Colțea street. This workshop is one of the few remaining open. “The fur material is not the same as cloth, that you cut directly and it’s tailored. It has flaws: it’s shot, pierced, has breasts. They need to be removed, because these areas have no fur
Strada Colței, Nr. 20
Mr. Stelian is an old-fasioned artisan, always wearing a costume, who can talk endlessly about the art of furriery and what it means to receive this type of education. Different from furriery is tanning (working with leather), a craft that has been practised for many years by Mr. Antoniu.
Calea Moșilor, nr 126
Mrs. Silvia repairs coats, purses, shoes, and on top of that she also knows how to dye them. She has been working here since 1995, but she learnt the craft in highschool. Together with Mrs. Elena, with whom she sometimes collaborates, they fill up the workshop with smiles.
Strada Slanic, nr. 4
Mr. Badea is a young and joyful artisa. He can isolate windows as well as he can change mirrors and frames for paintings.
Calea Mosilor, 268
Imagine a 10 square meter room with a long table, 5 workplaces on one side, 5 workplaces on one side. 90 cm each. This is how craftsman Constantin began his apprenticeship at UCECOM for becoming a jeweller. Although initially he felt disconcerted by the uninterrupted 8 hours spent on a chair, over time he got used to it and acquired the meticulousness and patience required for this craft.
Calea Moşilor, Nr. 268
When Mr Silviu works one can hear only the clocks ticking. A song appreciated so much by the watch-menders. If you happen to be in the shop at any sharp hour all sorts you will hear all sorts of clocks from all sorts of unusual places. The workshop is very easy to find beacause is right on Calea Mosilor. At the entrance one can see written that this is also a workshop for jewlery but for now the jewler mender has paused his activity.
Calea Moșilor, nr. 235
Troscot Tailoring is located on Calea Mosilor since the 80s. The tailor used to make suits and jackets. Over time, he decided to concentrate on retouching garments and tailoring from strach skirts and blouses – and perhaps dresses if he enjoys the pattern and the customer.
Calea Moșilor 241
Calea Mosilor is a street with a lot of history concerning the kraft business, a wide variaty of workshops being opened here. “Glass, we repair the glass, the windows, your mirrors” were words that you could hear, 100 years ago, being shouted on this street. Now only the noise of the cars has remained. Even so, in this workshop, that is under the umbrella of the Coop Tehnica Sticlei, craftman work hard. Here you can do whatever frames you wish, get glasses in any size and the most important thing is that the team wants to make any dream of the client come true.
Calea Moșilor nr 308
Mrs Anica has started this business more than 15 years ago. She had some help from her son and son-in-law. The first shop was located in Colentina neighbourhood, but when she moved at this address, she was happy to see that the clients have followed her here. Being a skillful tailor, Mrs Anica mends clothes but also makes them from scratch.
Stefan cel mare, nr 35
Mr Neagu has been repairing shoes and has worked with leather since highschool. The workshop has all it takes to widen shoes, to chance the soles, to redo stitches or just to clean thoroughly a fancy leather. His passion for the craft can easily be seen in each order and on the Facebook page of the workshop one can find some of this order presented in detail. He is looking for an apprentice, but until now he hasn’t found the right person.
Strada Vasile Lascăr, nr. 77
On Dimitrie Cantemir at number 20, in the workshop that is here for 20 years, now clients come to Ms. Maria, who works here for the past 8 years. There are not many staircases to climb and that makes the workshop very convenient. The neighbours are gathering at the ground floor to chat. At the tailor shop like on social media. In the workshop clothes are made from scratch, custom made, and multiple fixings. The new clients are often coming to the workshop through recommendations, having heard from each other.
Bd. Dimitrie Cantemir, nr. 20
Nearby the market with the most beautiful name, Clouds Market, on 4 Constantin Rădulescu-Motru Street, there is this tailoring workshop which does alterations, repairs and also custom-made pieces, unique and personalised. The market of the Clouds will soon be rebuilt, but we hope that at least it keeps its name.
Strada Constantin Rădulescu-Motru 4