Are you looking for a beautiful adventure in Cambodia? Expressing your passion, being creative, contributing to a better world and support rural artisanal women with a brighter future? Then we are looking for you!
MANAVA is looking for an adventurous Product/Fashion Design Intern to join our team in Cambodia! You will assist with all our day to day activities including design of our hand-woven rattan bags and baskets, quality control, graphic design work and packing orders to name a few. He/She will gain an invaluable experience with the logistics of running a start-up artisan brand in a developing country, while learning about the fields of sustainable design, production, marketing and international development. Having the possibility to work together with rural female artisans and help support them with a sustainable future.
About the job:
Contribute in the design and development, researching materials and production (weaving) techniques, identifying key trends, creating innovative ideas
Sourcing different materials to finish a product
Designing promotional (print) media
Take part in all our social media management from photoshoot of our products, making newsletters, creating new content ideas
Pack and assemble orders with care
Sourcing and design packaging that suits our brand identity
Assisting and managing incoming retail orders
Assist designing interior of new store and fairs
Product/Fashion/Graphic Design Student with at least 2-3 years of design study
Knowledge and passion for contemporary (fashion) design, trends, craftsmanship and branding
Experience in computer programs; Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Word, Excel, Solid Works
Excellent command of the English language
Strong organizational skills, project management and attention to detail
Working independent and willingness to pitch in when needed
Ability to adapt to new cultures and simple living conditions
Professional, honest and reliable independence, as you will get the guidance you want and need but will be given space to do your work independently
Make an impact – You will experience the satisfaction of contributing to an organization that positively affects the lives of local artisanal women
Unique experience – You will have the possibility to work with rural artisans on the field near Krobey Riel village in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Expand your professional skills – Get invaluable experience with the logistics of running a small international company in a developing country. Learning about the fields of sustainable design, production, marketing, international development
We are a social enterprise (conscious lifestyle brand) in Cambodia focused on quality, sustainable materials and female empowerment. Working closely with rural artisanal women we create home accessories and fashion items made by locally sourced rattan palm. It is our mission to share Cambodia’s artisanal weaving traditions with the world, while empowering and supporting rural artisan Cambodian women with a sustainable income and brighter future. Ka-Lai Chan (*1985, NL) is the founder of MANAVA and has 10+ years’ experience as a product designer. She worked for renowned International design brands, hotels and museums.