ARCH students & faculty in collaboration with Saxion University of Applied Sciences, entered into a buyer-seller agreement wherein Saxion students created a new retail organisation named ’XO’. The pilot store showcased, along with other products, actual products designed by ARCH students. The objective of this project was to give the students of both universities the opportunity to learn how to work on a buying plan, improve their communication skills and give them the opportunity to gain international exposure. The project involved preparing prototypes for Fashion accessories for women, bridal wear for women and men, Interiors for ‘bedroom’ and other household accessories such as a garden chair-pillow and a textile flower and concluded with a film created by students from Saxion displaying the final products designed by ARCH faculty and students.
Access Development is a national level livelihood promotion organisation with a focus on incubating innovations and sustainable models for the livelihoods and promotion of the poor. The joint initiative with ACCESS aimed to equip jewellery-making artisans with improved technical skills to enable them to enhance the design aspect, productivity & quality of their products to compete with the changing market demands and aspirations
ARCH received funding from the British Council, Scotland in partnership with Cardonald College, Glasgow (now Glasgow Clyde). The project aimed to develop links in knowledge, technical approach and understanding in common curriculum areas; fashion, textile and jewellery design. It allowed for reciprocal staff visits to exchange knowledge and ideas, generate discussion and investigate cost effective sustainable means of continuing working together. The project enhanced cultural awareness of students to allow them to develop global working skills.
ARCH Founder & Director, Ms. Archana Surana received the Vital Voices/ExxonMobil Challenge Grant and conducted a year long project Vital Arch Women Leadership Program. A Self Help Group named KumKum formed under the project to upgrade and empower women to create their own business or social enterprise. marginalized women training
The Project cell at ARCH is continuously working towards skills development training programs for various sectors of society. Continuing the same, a delegation of women from Afghanistan has come to ARCH College under the 10 days Goldozi Project.
The Goldozi project (Goldozi is dari for “Embroidery”) is to assist women in and around Kabul, Afghanistan, to increase the commercial potential of their traditional embroidered products. This project is Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
ARCH helped these women to upgrade their design skills and increase access to market information that will help them to increase the commercial and export potential of their products. Read article:
ARCH won the ‘Uniform Design Contest’ conducted by JAIPUR METRO RAIL CORPORATION LIMITED (JMRCL) and is the official Consultant Designer for the complete range of Uniforms covering all cadres for the Jaipur Metro Corp. Our team consisting of a Project Manager, Textile & Fashion Design faculty, Technical experts and students, conceptualised and developed the final range of garments (uniforms) for six different categories (cadres) as per the design parameters provided by JMRCL. The outfits were designed to be a blend of traditional sensibilities & contemporary style.
ARCH conducted Technology-based Entrepreneurship Development Programs sponsored by DST, in collaboration with the NGO RK Sansthan. The objective of these courses is to develop entrepreneurial skill among women, students in the field of Jewellery Design, Gem Identification & Processing, Interior Design, Pattern Making and Garment Construction.
Assembled to promote Design awareness and flagged off by the honourable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje, the first ‘DESIGN DHARA’- was a travelling exhibition in a bus, touring through Rajasthan for 30 days; a unique initiative by ARCH to acquaint school and college students, & enthusiasts of art, craft and design, with the processes, techniques, career options, the industry & world of Design.
The second ‘Design Dhara’ was a 3-day affair with several Artisans & Craftsmen displaying their skills related to Puppetry, Weaving, Pottery, Laser Cutting, along with designers interacting with students in live workshops. Our community at ARCH continues to build sensitivity and awareness and inspire people through similar initiatives to highlight Design.
ARCH College of Design and Business has its own in-house design Store named ‘ARCH-IVE’ located in the ARCH campus at Malviya Nagar, Jaipur.
ARCH-IVE is a design store offering selling varied products. It is a high-end outlet which showcases products made by ARCH students and alumni. Its collection is varied consisting of garments, jewellery, terracotta, metal artefacts and design creations.
It is patronised by high profile individuals and young fashion enthusiasts. ARCH-IVE offers a chance to visitors to glance at the innovative creations which are an outcome of the fusion of unique and contemporary designs with traditional techniques and processes.
Morarka Foundation a not for profit voluntary organization is recognized in the world as a leading organisation offering solutions for sustainable Agriculture, Organic Farming, Conservation of Heritage etc.
They sponsored Organic Cotton made fabric to our students for developing a collection under the guidance of vetran Fashion Designer, James Ferreira. These garments were showcased during the Fashion Colloquium’2020.
During the Fashion Colloquium, 2020 Swarovski an Austrian Glass producer sponsored 2000 pcs of Gold Polished Crystals for a Garment to the ARCH College. Fashion Designer Anuj Sharma popularly known for his technique “Button Masala” created a garment using the same. The garment was showcased at the Fashion Show during the Colloquium.
Our Design Communication department students did a project for the Jaipur City Palace & City Palace Museum to document #Teej Festival. Teej is a festival full of colours, enormous fanfare, and interesting rituals. Rajasthani women celebrate it with singing folk songs and swaying on a tree swing.