india fashion tour feb 13-22

signup ends november 18th - only 10 spots available

EXPLORE INDIA AND LEARN ABOUT THE FASHION INDUSTRY

perfect for anyone wanting to start their own clothing company, or that's interested in traveling with an awesome group of people that love fashion

 

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so you can ask me all your questions like...

what can I eat?

do I need shots?

what should I pack?

how do I get a visa?

and anything else on your mind!

this trip
is bucket list

 

Like influencer swoon-worthy. You know all of those amazing, colorful, exotic photos you see of India online? Like the ones I post on my Insta feed and all over the v + v. website? Well, let me tell you, it's even more mindblowing in real life.

Food. Fashion. Sight seeing. Behind the Seams tours of fashion factories. Adventure. Pushing yourself past your boundaries. And, did I mention the food?

After our 10 days together, you will forever be changed in the best way possible. Because India is the kind of place you can't stop talking about even months after your trip is over.

and once you land,
everything is included

leave your wallet in the hotel safe, because I've taken care of everything.

 

domestic transportation, hotel accommodations, food, workshops, and guided tours (more on that in just a minute), heck, there is even a spa day.

hey there,
i'm melanie

I live between NYC and Goa, India, and spend my time helping entrepreneurs just like you start conscious fashion businesses. 

But, before I did this, I spent over a decade developing products for many of the brands you have in your closet. I have worked with the behemoths like Walmart and Target, as well as shaky startups that evolved into cult favorites like Nili Lotan and Hunter Boot.

I believe that to fix fashion, first, we need to understand how it’s made.

So, I would like to personally invite you to experience India with me this winter 2023.

the 10 day
itinerary

FEBRUARY 13 - WELCOME TO BOMBAY

Relax in a 5-star luxury hotel as we wait for everyone to arrive on their international flights. 

We will explore the city a little, and have a group dinner so everyone can get to know one another before our adventure begins.

FEBRUARY 14 - AND WE'RE OFF TO BHUJ!

We will take a quick hour-and-a-half plane ride to Bhuj. I know you just got off a plane yesterday, but there isn't a lot of time on this trip, and I promise it will be worth it.

That is because Bhuj and the surrounding villages are some of the most famous artisan hubs in the world.

Once we land in Bhuj, we will be off to visit our first set of artisans, where we will learn all about hand embroidery. 

my simple
4 step process

FEBRUARY 15 - BEHIND THE SEAMS WITH HARAGO

My good friend Harsh, founder of Harago (sold on Matches Fashion and worn by celebrities like Harry Styles) will take us on a private tour of his artisan supply chain.

Get ready to learn all about hand weaving, artisanal printing techniques, and all sorts of other cool textile stuff.

my simple
4 step process

FEBRUARY 16 - EVEN MORE ARTISANS

Because, just one day isn't enough to see it all.

my simple
4 step process

FEBRUARY 17 - DELHI IS UP NEXT

I'll be taking you into Delhi's infamous markets for a round of shopping and exploration.

Plus, as per usual, we will be eating some amazing local foods throughout the day.

 

my simple
4 step process

FEBRUARY 18 - TAJ MAHAL

The Taj Mahal is amazing (I've been there, I think, five times now, and still enjoy it, that's how awesome it is). But, it's even better at sunrise. I promise the early call time will be worth it.

And, after our morning at the Taj Mahal, we will head to Jaipur.

my simple
4 step process

FEBRUARY 19 - BLOCK PRINT WORKSHOP

Welcome to Jaipur, The Pink City (or Terracotta City, as I like to joke - you'll see why when you're here).

We start the day with a block print workshop - where you will tour a working print house. And then learn how to print your very own scarf or rug.

After a break for lunch, we will spend the rest of the afternoon checking out some of the city's best stores filled with local designers and artisans - be ready to shop. 

Have you ever heard of Indo-Chinese food? It's not really Chinese food (or American Chinese food) or Indian food - it's something totally different, and delicious. And I will take you to one of the best spots to get it for dinner.

my simple
4 step process

FEBRUARY 20 - SPA DAY

At this point, the trip is 1/2 over, and if you couldn't tell, we will have been going non-stop. This is a once in a life time experience, after all, and I want you to see as much as possible. 

But, it's always good to relax.

So today will be filled with Ayurvedic massages (yes, this is included in the trip), a private yoga class, and a few extra surprises - like a trip to a chai house for some afternoon tea.

We'll end the day with dinner at one of Jaipur's swankiest see-and-be-seen spots.

my simple
4 step process

FEBRUARY 21 - SIGHT SEEING + MORE TEXTILES

Today we are going to explore all the things that make The Pink City so magical.

We will start our morning with a tour of the Amer Fort (one of India's most photographed places).

After a quick break for lunch we will head over to a private rug-making workshop.

Then in the afternoon, we will explore Jantar Mantar, and the Hawa Mahal

And, we will have dinner at one of my favorites (but, definitely lesser-known restaurants - but that's the point of this trip, to learn the insider info right?).

my simple
4 step process

FEBRUARY 22 - GOOD BYE FOR NOW

But, not forever.

I always joke with people, once you come to India with me, you are stuck being my friend for life.

But, it's not really a joke, a lot of my past travelers are coming to my wedding!

let's face it...
if you're here,
you already know you're interested

$5000
single occupancy room

a big bed just for you the whole trip

double occupancy
$4200 for you and a friend

$4200 per person

don't have a buddy on the trip - no problem I will pair you with your new travel bestie

frequently asked questions

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

- domestic transportation - hotel accomodation - food - all workshops - all sight seeing tours - spa day

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

- visa - International airfare - alcohol - shopping money - medical insurance

CAN I COME FOR JUST PART OF THE TRIP

-nope, sorry, it's all or nothing

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Let me start by saying this, The Fashion Startup Club is the most comprehensive mentorship program for anyone who is interested in launching their brand this year.

And, my exclusive community is highly curated and filled with founders just like you - they might be where you are now in the startup journey or are where you want to be in the future.

And, when you join you will be part of this special group.

In the 14 days after you join, you will gain access to the first two lessons. How To Stand Out In An Overcrowded Conscious Market, and Building Your Brands Identity.

In that time, you will have had the opportunity to deep dive into what really drives you, figure out how your brand will stand out from all the other “conscious, fair trade, eco, etc.” brands, and build brand assets. Think logos, taglines, colors, and fonts.

This is when your brand transforms from an idea to something real.

If you don’t feel totally confident in continuing to work on your brand and successfully launch it, simply email me, show me you have put in the work, and I’ll refund your investment.

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