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The Sewist Intern (Ethical Fashion)

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Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

About The Job

We are looking for proactive, independent, innovative interns with strong interest in handling product development and preparation, ensure smooth operations, managing our orders and good analytical skills. Attending bazaars and artisan markets will be part of your work. Hence, we are looking for interns who enjoy going for public events, engaging with customers, warm-natured and friendly.

Kindly take note that you may be expected to work on weekends and you will be compensated with off days on the following week.

Your roles include:
  • Assist production process
  • Mending, alterations, tailoring, and up-cycling, or straight forward production processes
  • Sustainable product research and SOPs
  • Ensure smooth daily operation and getting orders/ projects done according to the timeline
  • Assist and work side by side with our head tailor on various projects at hand
  • Attending bazaars and artisan markets for sales, occasionally.

Working within Biji Biji Ethical Fashion team, you will have the opportunity to witness all key phases of the entire ethical fashion (handmade fashion accessories and apparels) flow and process. You will get the chance to take part in group brainstorming/ideation sessions. 

Bring your positivity, upbeat energy and we'll love you forever!

Workflow fluctuates frequently and there will be a wide variety of tasks that will inevitably teach you something new.

What you will learn:
As a small team, you will be able to receive intensive training and understand the various tasks quickly. In this internship, you will be able to learn about many different aspects that are involved in a slow fashion industry and its management and you will learn about the whole combination of ethical fashion awareness and society engagement.

You can also email us your CV and short motivation at [email protected] to apply! 

Job Requirements

  • Candidate must possess or currently pursuing a Diploma / Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design / Textile or any related field
  • Ability to use a home sewing machine
  • Ability to use an industrial single needle and serger (you will learn if you haven't used these machines!)
  • Attention to detail
  • Can communicate directly and efficiently
  • Driver's License
  • Able to work to deadline and long hours during bazaars 
  • Be enthusiastic, curious and positive

Effectively deal with ad-hoc challenges, keep calm in pressing situations, be flexible with last-minute changes, and still have a positive attitude throughout :)

During your internship period, you are required to be familiar about our team vision and mission.

Our Culture

WHO WE ARE

The Biji-biji Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to share progressive ideas with everyone. We are a community of designers, makers, prototypers, artists and innovators. It is our mission to make sure that our project to have a positive impact by reducing waste, raising awareness, campaign for more transparency and accountability, promoting circular economy and advising individuals, groups and organisations how they can make the changes too. At Me.reka, we provide education platform for people to come together to share their ideas, pick up new skills and make things.

We are divided into FOUR Business Units - ranging from Disruptive Structure, Energy, Ethical Fashion, Me.reka and a HQ team which are based in Me.reka Makerspace at Publika, Kuala Lumpur.

OUR CULTURE

As a social & impact driven organization, we aim to involve as many people as possible in our mission. The effort to care for our world is a burden upon everyone’s shoulders after all. We work with people from all over the world with different stories, skills and backgrounds. This revolving door of ideas and talents allow for a limitless dynamic of ideas! 

We thrive in a fast-paced environment by being supportive, creative and fast-thinking problem solvers. A superb team spirit hold us together, in and out of the workplace! 
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