An out-of-classroom, learning-by-doing tour of India for students of fashion, textiles and apparel.
A curated immersion in Indian craft and contemporary design that combines travel, history, culture and skills training.
7-14 day tour of India with experts and insiders
Hands-on learning projects with leading designers and artisans
Guided inspiration tours of Indian architecture, art, markets
High quality accommodation, transportation, security
Prices start at US$235 a day
SUITABLE FOR STUDENTS
Fashion design, fashion tech and fashion marketing
Textile engineering, textile making and textile art
Weaving, embroidery, dyeing
Apparel manufacture and merchandising
Product development, visual merchandising, styling, graphic design
Real time, hands-on ‘live’ projects on fashion, textiles, weaving, dyeing. Students will work with India’s leading contemporary designer-makers and traditional master artisans.
PROJECT: FROM LOOM TO LIFE
The making of a runway ready creation, from yarn to finished product
Students will collaborate at every step with a leading designer-maker and his master weaver. From yarn to traditional loom processes, design intervention to final product concept.
Our Loom To Life project allows fashion and textile students to actually make fabric for fashion, using traditional hand looms, and develop concepts, mood boards and even prototypes
Gaurav Jai Gupta, Akaaro
PROJECT: HAND BLOCK PRINTING
Ancient techniques, modern intervention
Field visit to one of India’s last villages still practising the craft. Hands-on classes in using hand carved wooden blocks and vegetable dyes to print intricate patterns on fabric. A renowned designer will walk the class through centuries old techniques and their application in modern design.
PROJECT: THE ART OF DYEING
The fine crafts of natural dyeing, upcycling and sustainability
In-depth session with an award-winning textile artist who combines upcycling with age-old resist and natural dyeing processes to create stunning fabric. An inspiring demonstration of sustainable artisanship for future design leaders.
The local architecture, frescos, paintings, vividly coloured clothing and jewellery offer a life-changing taste of cultural diversity at every step. Enriching perspectives and inspiring imaginative approaches to design.
The programme encourages students to observe, participate and apply modern ideas to ancient artisanal practices. It’s also a sensory feast involving sights, sounds and the myriad flavours of Indian life.
Mita Kapur, Curator
Royal splendour in the preferred artisanal hub of leading global designer labels.
The Jaipur experience demonstrates to design students the width and depth of global artisanal diversity they can draw from as future designers. A backdrop of desert forts and palaces in India’s land of kings makes it an experience like no other.
Contemporary fashion and design in India’s capital.
The Delhi experience takes pupils hands-on and up close to India’s leading sustainable designers, who successfully infuse ancient crafts practices with modern design interventions.
India by Hand facilitates close working interactions between the next generation of global designers and Indian exponents of contemporary design strongly rooted in traditional craft.
Natasha Jeyasingh, Curator
Classes are put up in verified student-friendly accommodations, on double or triple sharing basis only. Groups are always accompanied and supervised by experts with a wealth of local knowledge. All transportation is via private fleets.
HEALTH & HYGIENE
Our handpicked partners and vendors adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. Please consult our pre-trip guide for tips or ask our local team for safe dining suggestions.
PRICES STARTING AT US$1650
7 days in Delhi and Jaipur • Up to 3 hands-on learning projects • Designer-instructors • Expert curators and local guides • All accommodation and transportation • All breakfast and lunches • Does not include airfare.
2019 15-21 August 4-10 October 4-10 November
2020 5-11 March
CUSTOMISE YOUR TOUR
India By Hand Apprentice tours can also be designed around your group’s specific interests.
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