Faire Collection Artisan Workshop (ECU-101)


Type: Women, Art/Culture - Country: Ecuador

Brief description and main aims

Following fair trade philosophies, principles, and conditions, Faire Collection is a social business which produces handmade artisan jewelry from natural materials, such a palm tree seeds. We have a strong focus on design and fashion, and all our products are made by hand by local women.
 
The mission of the business is to provide work and social security for a marginalized population, and we also offer scholarships for local artisans. The majority of our artisans are from the indigenous Kichwa people.

Main Activities

Artisans work together in the workshop to make locally designed and inspired jewelry for international clients, using natural materials.

Volunteer tasks

We are based out of a small workshop where the artisans and admin staff work.
Depending on the skills and interests of the volunteer, their tasks can include:
  • Product design (fashion design)
  • Production quality control
  • Product photography
  • Photography of the artisans and the workshop
  • Interviews with the artisans and creation of social media stories
  • Development of social impact metrics
  • Workshop production assistance
  • Analytical processes and workflows (Excel documents, prices, inventory, etc.)
 
Our work schedule is Monday-Friday from 9am to 6pm, with an hour for lunch.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteers need to have at least a base level of Spanish, med-advanced is preferred. Skills such as photography, fashion design, or business management are highly desirable.
 
Any age and gender are welocmed.

Location

Otavalo

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Host family

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