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Mrs. Geeta Dave

Work Experience – 45 Years of Experience in various Design Projects & Academics.

Founder & Owner, ‘The Weave Store’, 2019-present.

Professor, Faculty of Fashion Design at UID, 2018.

HOD, 2015-2017 - Head of Department for Foundation programme at United World Institute of Design.

Visiting Faculty, NID, St. Xavier’s college, ATIRA.

Consultant Designer for Outreach Project, NID.

Khadi Development Projects with KVIC-2012.

Appointed designer for SFURTI project of KVIC in Gujarat,

Projects –

Diagnostic Survey and Development proposal for woollen Khadi Cluster at Ranpur

Gujarat State Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation

Design project for pure wool shawls of district Jam Khambhalia, Jamnagar.

Handloom Cluster Development project at Gujarvadi village for The Gujarat State Handloom and Handicraft Corporation (Gurjari)

Khadi cluster development project at Surendranagar District, Gujarat.

Worked at Outreach Department of NID as Senior Designer for 2 years

Craft Cluster Development projects at Madhya Pradesh for M. P. H.E.H.V.N.L

Survey and Planning of Craft Cluster Development Projects for Gujarat Government. Planning of Rs. 50 Lakhs for each cluster.

Work as a freelance designer

Garments Design and Production- Explorations with Traditional Fabrics.

Designing Furnishing Fabrics at a well-known hotel in Ahmedabad.

Freelancing as Design Consultant for Interior Designers in Ahmedabad.

Project for Embroidery design on Woollen Shawls produced in Kutch.

Worked with leading Process house named M/s. Chiripal as freelance Print Designer.

Voluntary Service for Mentally Handicapped boys’ School to teach weaving.

Worked as a textile design consultant for an Interior design firm in Ahmedabad.

Visiting Faculty in Department of Textile Technology, IMT, at Enugu, Nigeria, West Africa.

Textile Designer with Weave lab Textile Designers and Weavers – design for Handloom products Ahmedabad.

Textile Designer (Prints) Rustom Jehangir Mills. Ahmedabad.

Textile Designer (Weaving) New Swadeshi Mills (Birla Group) Ahmedabad.

Development Officer (handlooms) for Gujarat State Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation, a government organization. Ahmedabad.

Education -

• Passed SSC with Physics/Chemistry/Maths
• Completed 5 1/2- years educational program in faculty of Textile Design at National institute of Design -1971- 1976
• B.A. (Indian Culture, Sociology) Gujarat Uni.
• M.A. - (Sub. Indian Culture) Gujarat Uni.
• Training in design with Textile CAD, for weaving
• Textile CAD, for weaving and training in Jay CAD for printed fabrics at ATIRA (Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association)

Countries Visited-

• Nigeria, Italy, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Sweden

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