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Wool Supply Chain Intern


About us

Our summer internship for 2024 is here!!

We are KAL is a social business with an unconventional approach to slow fashion. We create handmade textiles and garments from source to stitch. This means that we directly source our raw materials and from then on, go through the process of washing, spinning, knitting and weaving. We work in close collaboration with our team of nomadic shepherds, spinners and weavers in remote areas of India on reviving disappearing textile arts and organic natural fibers.  


Job description:

We are looking for two passionate and adventurous individuals who will support us during the annual wool harvest in the Changthang Plateau in the summer months of 2024. Between June and September we source the wool from our team of nomads in Ladakh, grade the wool, wash it, card it and distribute it to our team in Ladakh for spinning and weaving.

You will accompany us all the way and experience our supply chain. This means: getting your hands dirty, digging through wool, walking in the high mountains, witnessing the local life. Also, you will get a very good insight into the spinning and weaving techniques and are welcome to contribute with your creative mind.
We appreciate ambition over degrees. In the past our interns have been from the textile and design field.

We also encourage others to apply who feel they can contribute to KAL with their skills eg graphic, business, research, filming / photography, heritage, content etc. 



Internship 1: Start mid/end June until mid of August 2024

Internship 2: Start mid August until beginning of October 2024.

Location: Leh, Ladakh, India

What you will be working on:  

  • researching on wool and the nomadic regions of Ladakh (at the beginning / before the internship)

  • selecting and buying wool for our fall / winter collection

  • grading, carding and washing of the wool

  • contributing to new designs and methods of working at KAL

  • documenting the local spinning and weaving techniques 

What we are looking for:

  • an open-minded and adaptable individual - you will be immersed in the local way of life

  • a fit and energetic person with strong will power - the work is very physically exhausting at an altitude between 3300m - 4800m with a lot of sun

  • self-initiative and drive to contribute creatively to our work 

  • be a multiplier of our work at KAL

  • fluency in English, interest in learning basics of the local language

What we offer:  

  • incredible & life-changing adventure in one of the most stunning regions in the world

  • hands on experience and seeing a product come to life from its origin

  • friendship with our entire team especially Angtak and Catherine who you will be spending a lot of time with

  • board & lodging: accommodation at our home & studio in Choglamsar, a village 7kms from Leh and home cooked meals

    Apply before 10th of April!

    Send us your CV and a cover letter explaining why you’re the perfect fit to:

    Please also mention in your application which time period suits you better (either Internship 1 - end June till beginning of August OR Internship 2 OR if you are available for both)

    Our intern Fiona of 2023 has thoughtfully described her experience in Ladakh with us on her website Of the Cloth. Definitely a great read if you are interested in this internship. Find the articles here. 

    Read about the experience of our first intern Jimmy in 2018 here.