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Apprenticeship in Textile, Apparel, and Craftsmanship for Social and Enviro

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Company/Organization: BALMASEDA


BALMASEDA focuses on making high quality multi-functional garments/products that embrace a new kind of luxury; one that combines humble materials with exquisite artisanal techniques.
It is a hands-on manifesto that explores the symbiotic relationship we could have with our clothing and the environment.

We are looking for candidates for an immediate apprenticeship opportunity.
Must be a self-starter, creative, enthusiastic and responsible.

You will work directly with Zaida Adriana, the owner, artist and designer. You will learn to be resourceful and proactive while working in a multidisciplinary fiber arts studio that creates with an ethical, sustainable, and artisanal focus. You can learn about natural dyes, recycled textiles, the importance of organic and local production, and the preservation/innovation of traditional crafts through the creation of beautiful objects. You will also have the opportunity to assist/attend industry and community building events.

Be part of our team as we get ready to launch our online shop, design/produce costumes for an experimental Opera, and prepare work for a textile-arts exhibition.

As a Design/Production Apprentice, you will learn about research, sampling & development, sourcing, managing production, packaging design (for apparel, costumes, textile products and fine arts pieces).

Researching, draping, pattern work, cutting and construction of goods, preparing yarn, dyeing material. Sewing/knitting, photoshop/illustrator or any other related skills are ideal but not required; if you have the passion, we will teach you!

As a Social Media/E-Commerce Apprentice, you will create content for our company to share through various platforms. Candidates must be responsible, eager to learn, tech-savy, and have a love for and strong knowledge of social media & e-commerce. Attention to detail is needed.

Create content for various social media platforms including emails, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Blog & Twitter and our MailChimp Newsletter.
Track data on a weekly basis
Take photographs!
Search and compile relevant brand press
Update and maintain e-commerce shop
Assist in order fulfillment
Assist in Inventory & quality management
Photoshop & Illustrator graphic design work


We are looking for someone who is highly responsible, attentive to detail, puntual, proactive and creative.

Having a basic level of the skills listed below (or any other related) is ideal but not required; if you have the passion, we will teach you!
-computer usage: word,excel, internet, email
-understanding of social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr...

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You are compensated in skills and knowledge. Think of it as an ongoing workshop/master class.
Healthy Lunch and Snacks provided!

textile    apparel    craftsmanship    fashion    sustainability    natural  dyes    organic    local    cultural  heritage    marketing    knitwear    product  development    social  work    environmental 
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