Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sewing Skills Training to Help Women Earn Sustainable Income

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Skills Needed

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

Estimated Workload

Part-Time (>8h <30h/week)


Pro Bono Consultant

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.
Additionally, speaking Urdu, Malay, Cantonese would be helpful.

When Can You Start?

The ideal start date for this project is as soon as possible.

Project Duration

The estimated duration of this project is 2 to 53 weeks.




In Partnership With


Funded by

Kering Foundation logo

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 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.

We Provide These Local Benefits

Benefits Overview

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


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.

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

Additional Benefits


Ask a question about this project

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
Amy, representative of Batik Boutique, Jan 27th, 2017