Sewing Studio and Boutique
Sambhali Studio is the sewing centre for graduates who produce items for the Sambhali Boutique shop as well as manufacturing customised goods for overseas orders. Volunteers can help in 2 ways:
Sewing Centre Deputy Manager
Kavita Bihal is manager, with Govind Singh Rathore acting as overall director of the Sewing Centres. A deputy manager would help to assist Kavita in making sure the orders are distributed well to the graduates in both centres, looking after Quality Control and keeping to deadlines. Kavita is a professional sewing tutor and designs many of the products that customers order. Volunteers who are interested in this should be staying in Sambhali for at least 2 months.
Sambhali always likes to include new products in their Boutique range, so volunteers are encouraged to use their expertise to design new products with the materials available in Jodhpur. We have very limited financial resources for development, so volunteers do need to be aware to keep expenditure to a minimum whilst creating new ideas. There is studio space and electric sewing machines available to develop ideas.
Sambhali Boutique – Sunday shifts
We need volunteers to do the 2 Sunday shifts at the Boutique whilst our Sales Manager has a day off. The Boutique is open 10am-7pm and this can be divided into 2 shifts of 4.5 hours each. Not only do the volunteers get a chance to sell the items, but they have the opportunity to talk to customers from all over the world and can inform them more about Sambhali Trust and its projects.