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Summer 2015, 9 maker volunteers traveled 8,300+ miles to Hyderabad, India to teach women in a slum how to sew and make jewelry. 7 sewing machines were provided, 30+ women were taught sewing, 10+ were taught jewelry making, 20+ were taught how to make reusable sanitary pads, and several lives were changed. 

We are stoked to announce that anne b designs is returning to Hyderabad, India SUMMER 2017!

[ Browse #indiamakersmission on Instagram for more photos + videos from last year's projects ]

We're looking for more makers to help us continue the mission and reach out to more women in Hyderabad to teach August 5 - 18

anne b designs has teamed up with Acanela an artisan-focused travel company, to provide makers with this unique experience to combine service and complete immersion into the rich Indian culture. 


As a maker volunteer, your skills will be utilized to help the women we teach to start their own businesses or obtain a job. In turn, you are providing them the ability to support their family and help strengthen the economy in their communities. 


We are looking for a variety of maker skills - 

sewing // knitting // jewelry // art // video // photography // writing

Last trip, we developed a strong program for sewing and jewelry. And we would love to open up new programs for the women to offer an array of maker skills. Our partners in India are more than happy to prepare materials and help us organize the programs before we arrive in India. Plus, we need a media team to help capture the beauty and joy of these projects! Email Sarah with further questions about programs outside of sewing and jewelry  [sarah@annebdesigns.com].



Hyderabad, India // August 5 - 18 // $1800 // Fee includes - housing accommodations; breakfast and some dinners; Transportation and fees for local site seeing and artisan markets; Transportation to and from project site; project materials // Teach your trade for 2 weeks and wrap it up with a celebratory fashion show // Explore a 1000 year old fort and religious temples throughout Hyderabad // Get lost in a bazaar of fabrics and notions

Optional Extension // Golden Triangle // August 19 - 24 // $800 // Fee includes - airfare to New Delhi; accommodations in New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur; transportation to each city, admission fees to each site // Get the full culinary experience in Delhi // Visit one of the seven wonders of the world in Agra // Learn from the locals how to make hand-block prints and hand-woven textiles in Jaipur


If you are not a maker or are unable to join us this summer, but would still like updates on the projects and experience, join our MAILING LIST and we would love to keep you in the loop!