Design marries Business

educational craft tours

explore the crafts & artisans of the eastern and western regions of india

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN EXPLORATION – HOME AND FASHION - WHERE DESIGN MARRIES BUSINESS

THESE TEXTILE EXPLORATIONS ARE DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS OF DESIGN PROGRAMS AND NEW DESIGNERS
Based on the current needs of the design industry to focus on sustainable materials, we have created an exploration program geared towards Design Students in Home and Fashion and new Designers/Entrepreneurs. This program will allow the participants to explore and make sourcing and production contacts in India in the space of sustainable materials, primarily focusing on some relevant handwoven/handcrafted textiles.
The participants will enjoy an immersive and productive experience in the guidance of Mitun. With her extensive experience working with artisans in India, Mitun will help the participants navigate the complex terms, challenges, cultural differences and constraints of working with artisans in India, especially, in some unexplored regions that hold a treasure trove of offerings in textiles.

EXPLORE TEXTILES, CRAFTS AND ARTISANS OF EASTERN INDIA

8 Days, 7 Nights (Cost is based on 8-10 people traveling together)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kolkata (City of Joy), India –
    • Colonial history
    • Local cuisines,
      Joy ride in a traditional boat on the Ganges river
    • Exploration of:
      • Kantha embroidery
      • Jamdani and Muslin weaves
      • Organic Khadi cotton in villages of Bengal
      • Safari in Kaziranga Sanctuary for Indian Rhinoceroses
      • Exploration of the rare and exclusive Peace Silk
  • Make direct contact with artisans for sourcing and production

THE COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation (twin sharing basis)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation from first pick-up point, throughout tour, and drop-off location
  • Guide Fees
  • All Entrance Fees
  • DIMLI Explorer Guide

THE COST EXCLUDES:

  • Airfare to and from India
  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visa fees

EXPLORE TEXTILES, CRAFTS AND ARTISANS OF EASTERN INDIA

8 Days, 7 Nights (Cost is based on 8-10 people traveling together)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kolkata (City of Joy), India –
    • Colonial history
    • Local cuisines,
      Joy ride in a traditional boat on the Ganges river
    • Exploration of:
      • Kantha embroidery
      • Jamdani and Muslin weaves
      • Organic Khadi cotton in villages of Bengal
      • Safari in Kaziranga Sanctuary for Indian Rhinoceroses
      • Exploration of the rare and exclusive Peace Silk
  • Make direct contact with artisans for sourcing and production

THE COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation (twin sharing basis)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation from first pick-up point, throughout tour, and drop-off location
  • Guide Fees
  • All Entrance Fees
  • DIMLI Explorer Guide

THE COST EXCLUDES:

  • Airfare to and from India
  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visa fees

EXPLORE TEXTILES, CRAFTS, AND ARTISANS OF WESTERN INDIA

Natural Dye Block Printing, Ajrakh Printing, Kutchhi Embroideries, Organic Kala Cotton
9 Days, 8 Nights (Cost is based on 8-10 people traveling together)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Embroideries of the Kutch region in Gujarat
  • Exploration of the complex craft of Ajrakh
  • Block Printing technique using natural dyes – with hands-on experience
  • Exploration of the weaving technique of Kala Cotton (Organic), recycled plastic weaving
  • Sightseeing of the region of Kutch, including the Great Rann of Kutch (in season). The Great Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India. It is reputed to be one of the largest salt deserts in the world.
  • Sightseeing of Ahmedabad, including the Calico Museum of Textile
  • Sightseeing of Jaipur – Amer Fort, City Palace, etc. and local shopping
  • Exploration of the technique of Block and Daboo (Mud Resist) Printing and learn about Indigo Vats – with hands-on experience

THE COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation (twin sharing basis)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation from first pick-up point, throughout tour, and drop-off location
  • Guide Fees
  • All Entrance Fees
    DIMLI Explorer Guide

THE COST EXCLUDES:

  • Airfare to and from India
  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visa fees

EXPLORE TEXTILES, CRAFTS, AND ARTISANS OF WESTERN INDIA

Natural Dye Block Printing, Ajrakh Printing, Kutchhi Embroideries, Organic Kala Cotton
9 Days, 8 Nights (Cost is based on 8-10 people traveling together)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Embroideries of the Kutch region in Gujarat
  • Exploration of the complex craft of Ajrakh
  • Block Printing technique using natural dyes – with hands-on experience
  • Exploration of the weaving technique of Kala Cotton (Organic), recycled plastic weaving
  • Sightseeing of the region of Kutch, including the Great Rann of Kutch (in season). The Great Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India. It is reputed to be one of the largest salt deserts in the world.
  • Sightseeing of Ahmedabad, including the Calico Museum of Textile
  • Sightseeing of Jaipur – Amer Fort, City Palace, etc. and local shopping
  • Exploration of the technique of Block and Daboo (Mud Resist) Printing and learn about Indigo Vats – with hands-on experience

THE COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation (twin sharing basis)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation from first pick-up point, throughout tour, and drop-off location
  • Guide Fees
  • All Entrance Fees
    DIMLI Explorer Guide

THE COST EXCLUDES:

  • Airfare to and from India
  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visa fees

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