Desa Sri Hartamas, Malaysia

Empower Women Through Fashion and Design

Support Gender Equality

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Skills Needed

  • Design (Product or Industrial)
  • Design (Web or Print)

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.
Additionally, speaking Malaywould be helpful.

When Can You Start?

You can start as soon as possible and stay for 2 weeks to 12 months

Benefits

Meals

Living Stipend

Accommodation

In Partnership With

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Funded by

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Project Details


Description and Impact

We aim to train women from low-income backgrounds to sew hand-made gifts and fashion accessories made from a traditional Malaysian fabric called batik. While we take enormous pride in the high-quality hand-made fashion, gifts and home goods that their artisans create, people matter most. We believe women deserve a fair and sustainable income, and the ability to provide for themselves and their families. Today we employ more than 50 artisans, giving them skills training and sustainable, accessible income opportunities and helping meet other community needs.

We are looking for an Experteer to:

  • Design new products and help improve existing products while incorporating eco-friendly dyed fabric.  
  • Help us create new and hot product offerings for the gifts and/or fashion industry.  
  • Help us get better at product design, so we can learn to innovate better in the future. We want to improve and broaden our products so we can increase demand, thereby giving more women sustainable income in the low-income housing areas.

Dates are flexible.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Kering Employees - This opportunity is sponsored by the Kering Foundation for a duration of 2 weeks

Non-Kering Employees - This opportunity is available for a duration of 2 months minimum. A RM1000 monthly stipend will be provided.

Deliverables

This project will be considered a success if by the end of the project the Experteer has

  • Designed 5 new products.
  • Recommended improvements for existing products.
  • Helped us better understand what our customers are looking for and how to improve our design process.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Living Stipend
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families

Accommodation

For Kering Group employees, accommodation will be provided close to the work location.

For all other applicants, you will need to find provide your own accommodation. 

Living Stipend

IMPORTANT NOTE

Kering Employees - This opportunity is sponsored by the Kering Foundation for a duration of 2 weeks

Non-Kering Employees - This opportunity is available for a duration of 2 months minimum. A RM1000 monthly stipend will be provided.

ACCOMODATION: For Kering employees, we will provide lodging close to the work location, for all other applicants we can provide a RM1000 monthly stipend and assistance in finding their own housing.

FOOD: For Kering employees, we can provide 3 meals a day, for all other applicants we can provide RM1000 monthly stipend.

Learning Opportunity

  • Experience in the daily operations of a growing social enterprise
  • Participate in having a practical impact on a community through running a business
  • Continue to develop skills in your field and any others you are interested in
  • Gain real-world, cross-cultural business and life experiences that will last a lifetime

Food Stipend

For Kering Group employees, we will provide 3 meals a day.

For all other applicants, you will need to provide your own meals. 

Additional Benefits

  • We can help connect you opportunities to meet people and make friends.

 

For Kering employees:

  • We will provide transportation to and from the airport.
  • We will provide daily transportation to/from the work location.

Ask a question about this project

Hi, I am Fayyaz Hanif From Pakistan, working on Gender Empowerment and women Empowerment. I want to know about Travel (AIRFARE) and VISA Exp? Fayyaz
Fayyaz Hanif , Mar 2nd, 2018
Hi Fayyaz! We are unable to provide a stipend for travel, so that would have to come out of your own expenses. It is also rather difficult for us to sponsor a visa, so we would either need a long term commitment or you would come on a social visit pass.
Representative of this project, Mar 2nd, 2018