Sewing Skills Training to Help Women Earn Sustainable Income

Support Women Empowerment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Teaching, Training, Design (Product or Industrial), Product Design
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
2 weeks to 12 months
Must Speak: 
Helpful if Speaks: 
Urdu, Malay, Cantonese
Accommodations, Learning Opportunity, Meal Stipend, Good For Groups, Good For Families
Sponsored By: 

We think this is a meaningful project for the experienced fashion/product designer to support Support Women Empowerment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Opportunity Details


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 seeking someone to help our seamstresses grow in skills at our sewing training center by training simple, intermediate and advanced sewing techniques.

Dates are flexible.




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.


This project will be deemed successful if the women are able to progress from one level of competency to the next, or the learn new products/ new techniques.


  • Teaching
  • Training
  • Design (Product or Industrial)
  • Product Design


  • English


  • Urdu
  • Malay
  • Cantonese

We Provide These Local Benefits


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.


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


  • 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



Questions & Answers About this Opportunity

Hello, I am interested in this oppertunity and would like to know if there are specific dates you have in mind? Thank you
Jennifer, Jan 27th, 2017
Hi Jennifer, thanks for reaching out to us. Applications are open all year round and we're flexible on the dates. Please let us know what's your availability and we'll take it from there. Regards
Representative of this opportunity, Jan 27th, 2017

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Industry: Design, Fashion, Textiles

Mission: Women Empowerment

Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons

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