Are you mad about knitting?
Who are we?
Solid vzw firmly believes in the combination of socially responsible companies and non-profit organizations as an effective and sustainable way to combat poverty in the long term and to improve the living conditions of underprivileged people worldwide.
These social-minded companies create opportunities for the local population by providing fair employment, sales markets, and other forms of added value.
The non-profit organizations strengthen people and their environment by guiding, supporting and teaching them skills that lower the threshold to the labor market and offer the prospect of a solid future.
Within Solid Crafts, Solid develops and supports sustainable handicraft workshops in Peru, Kenya and India where underprivileged people are employed in a fair manner, with a focus on high quality raw materials and authentic crafts. Any profits from these workshops, flow back to social projects, with special attention to personal and social development, and awareness of one's own strengths and possibilities. In other words: a win-win story that benefits everyone.
At our headoffice in Ghent, our sales team is located, and designs are made, always in close contact with the workshops abroad.
For the knitting work (Peru’s specialty), we are looking for a hands-on volunteer who wants to help us with making samples using the (hand)knitting machine, together with our Sampling and Design colleague in Belgium.
Are you the person we are looking for?
The person we are looking for can, after clear instructions and provided with coaching, work independently; make proposals, work out samples within the style and technical possibilities of Solid Crafts, test yarns and knitting patterns to optimize fittings, etc.
You have basic or good knowledge of how to operate a domestic knitting machine (available at the office). Smooth hand knitting is also an absolute plus!
Sounds like you and open for a new experience? An eye for detail? Don't hesitate to contact us!
We offer you
- A young and dynamic environment and an opportunity for you to be part of a team.
- The chance to do your bit for sustainable fashion
- Close follow-up
- Insurance during working hours.
- Volunteering / internship
- Part-time, minimum 3 months
- Start immediately
- Location: Ghent, near the train station Gent Sint-Pieter
Apply to Celine@solidinternational.be with reference Volunteer Machine Knitting
Solid vzw - Kortrijksesteenweg 697 - 9000 Ghent