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Internship Details

About Internship:

We are offering internships to interested and deserving candidates who connect with our vision of exploring the talent of the tribal women to design and create unique products. The internship will give them an exposure to tribal Bhil culture by interacting daily with women who live in mud houses, work in a different cultural setting and speak many dialects. The beautiful experience of engaging and creating something new together will open many perspectives in the young minds.

Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Collaborate with our designer-tailors to explore new swars (our products) in the sa – Shadja collection, which based on organic indigo fabric.
2. Ideate with the stakeholders to create new collections under further musical notations, viz., ri, ga, ma, pa, dha, ni.
3. Create and implement a a capacity-building module for the artisans at Swara to improve quality and designs.
4. Explore the technique of Dabu-printing in Akola and create new fabric designs with the artisans of Akola. For further information http://gaatha.com/dab-print-akola/
5. Work with Monica Bota Moisin and team in Sweden to formulate the details of the Cultural Intellectual Property Initiative, a revolutionary project in the field of cultural fashion. For more information, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twHCsVPupXo

Perks:

• Accommodation will be provided to all interns.
• Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the aesthetic direction of the company.
• The rare opportunity to see actions changing the everyday lives of hundreds of women. We are not just another clothing brand, we are creating opportunities for women, while at the same time making the fashion industry a more humane and sustainable field.
• A fun team and a friendly office atmosphere.
• Open-minded and creative work environment in the beautiful city of Dungarpur
• A stipend of Rs. 5,000 per month and a certificate on successful completion of the internship.

No. of Positions

5

Application Deadline

Apply by: 25th May `18

Stipend

Rs. 5000-5000

About Company

We are a nascent social enterprise operating from Dungarpur, Rajasthan, producing clothes designed and handcrafted by the tribal women of the region. Started as a project at Gandhi Fellowship in 2018, Swara has quickly made a name for itself in the sustainable clothing space of Indian and international markets. We have released the first collection - Sa (Shadja) - which includes clothing designed for women, men and kids, with designs ranging from crop tops and shirts, to reversible jackets and poncho. In a space of less than three months, Swara has made 200+ sales, with a recent exhibition in a high-profile school in Mumbai (Ascend International School, BKC).


We use sustainable manufacturing practices, such an organic dyeing, non-plastic packaging, etc. as opposed to the practices being employed by Fast Fashion industries to drive sales. We employ women tailors with a remuneration above market price, provide them with creative autonomy and train them in the latest industry know-how. All our product posts contain information about the manufacturers, tailors and models. We aim to employ rural women in all creative roles, from manufacturing, dyeing, stitching, modelling, packaging, etc. 


Swara is the only Indian brand working with Monica Bota Moisin, and her team, from Sweden, on creating the Cultural Intellectual Property initiative to form a community of brands which give Cultural Intellectual Property Rights to its artisans. Moisin is pioneer in the field of cultural fashion and since the past years has been advocating for the rights of artisans and "traditional designers“ to promote designs that are part of the identity of a community without commercially exploitation.


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