Batik Day Celebration

As one of the most valuable parts of Indonesia’s cultural heritage, batik is celebrated every year, on 2 October. Batik is one of the most valuable parts of Indonesia’s cultural heritage and an important contribution to global art. Since UNESCO recognized Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009, […]

Fair Trade Handicraft Bazaar

Pekerti celebrated another successful handicraft bazaar at its Jakarta head quarters from 02 to 08 November 2016. The Bazaar provided visitors with the opportunity to purchase high quality handicraft products.  Customers were able to browse colourful batiks (traditional Indonesian pattern), beautiful ceramics, boxes, hand-painted windchimes, carved wooden candleholders, weaved rattan, toys, homewares, fashion, accessories, musical […]

Sharing on Business Development Services (BDS)

In the early November, Pekerti was invited by Center Management Consultant to be guest speaker in the training of Strengthening Business Development Center. Pekerti was represented by Nur Aenah and Ukrumah Suda, Nur and Ukrumah shared about Pekertis’experiences in business development and empowering small and micro enterprise (SMEs) through business development service approach and fair […]

An Honoured Visit from YSEALI Alumni & The CEO of Global Chambers

We were honored to get a visit from Young South East Asia – Professional Fellowship Program (YSEALI – PFP) alumni (Nia Febrianti and her supervisor, the CEO of Global Chambers, Doug Bruhnke. The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia.  Global chamber is […]

Producer’s Corner

When I Made Sujana decided to create a handicraft production group to aid his neighbors during a time of economic struggle, he decided it needed a name that would give it the best possible chance of success. He considered Bala Putera Dewa to be well suited. Representing a strong and powerful Hindu God, Bala Putera […]

An Honoured Visit from CAMPE

Pekerti was honored to receive a visit from Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE), Bangladesh. CAMPE is a national coalition of more than a thousand NGOs, researchers and teachers groups working with education programs in Bangladesh. They visited Pekerti’s workshop in Subang to learn more about what Pekerti has done in implementing capacity building program for […]

Field Visit to Producer’s Workshop

As part of Pekerti’s commitment to supporting producers, our team regularly visits producers in the field, regardless of whether we have orders for them or not. During the visits we discussed preparing WFTOGS audit, solving production process problems, help them to re-organize their administration management, and the possibility of product development especially for producers that […]

Celebrating 41 years (1975-2016)

Pekerti celebrated its 41th year anniversary together with Eid Mubarak on 11th August. Staff and board member came together to celebrate this milestone at Pekerti’s office. Imam Pituduh, the former director of Pekerti and now the head of board member, gave a short speech about Pekerti’s history.”This was an opportunity to reflect on what Pekerti […]

Product Development Training

Pekerti’s turn over in last three years (2014, 2015 and until the mid semester of 2016) decreased significantly. The decreasing handicraft market has implications for many groups of artisans to close their businesses and change to other professions. One of the efforts in order to make the handicraft business activities survive is by regularly providing […]

Producer’s Corner

Producer’s Profile :Gita Aria group From : Ciamis,West Java   Wawan Darmawan lives with his wife, Titin Rahmatin, and daughters Ari Arya Setiadi and Ayu Sri Harjani in the sub-district of Cijeunjing. Together with his wife, Wawan built his bamboo handicraft business since 1974. His handicraft business named Gita Aria that taken from combination of […]

Wecome to the June 2016 Edition of Pekerti Newsletter!

By the time our June newsletter comes out, most of Pekerti’s staffs will be making preparations to celebrate Eid-Al Fitr, marking the end of a month-long dawn to dusk fast. Through this newsletter we would like to inform you that  Pekerti office will be closed from 04th to 12th July 2016 to celebrate Eid-Al Fitr […]

Participating in Expatriate Organisation’s Bazaar

In April and May, 2016 Ukrumah Suda, the head of marketing department of Pekerti had a display at various handicraft bazaars that organized by expatriate women’s groups.  The numerous bazaars organized by groups within the expatriate community provide the best opportunities for finding new customers. The bazaar includes  Australian and New Zealand Women’s Association (ANZA) […]

Pekerti’s World Fair Trade Day 2016 Celebration

As a Fair Trade organization, Pekerti was never absent in celebrating the world Fair Trade day. In 2016, Some event held to commemorate the big day of Fair Trade organization such as : Focus Group Discussion on Fair Trade Phase 2 Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Fair Trade was held on April 27th  as part […]

An Honor Visit from Fair Trade Partner

Julia Rupertsberger as a representative for Austria buyer EZA and her friend, visited Pekerti in May  2016. EZA  has been Pekerti’s customer for more than 20 years and is a member of World Fair Trade Organisation. This is not just a relationship for marketing our products to the Austria public but they have also given […]

Annual Member Meeting of Koperti

Indonesian People’s Handicraft Cooperative or Koperti is the saving and loan cooperative which the member are Pekerti’s board, staffs and producers.  In June 02,  2016 Koperti conducted the 14th and 15th annual member meeting that attended by 18 members. Some members who could not attend gave proxy to other members.  In this meeting Koperti’s board […]

Producer’s Corner

Pramanik Art Group, from Sumedang Heru Firmansyah’s first memory of his family’s long history with handicraft production is that of his grandfather, Pak Oyo, carving a horse statue from bone. He was just five years old. Based in Sumedang, in the same home his grandson lives in today, Pak Oyo was cultivating a business, which, […]

Renewing of Pekerti’s Strategic Planning

In its age that has already reached more than 40 years, Pekerti is  facing enormous challenges both external and internal. To improve long-term its performance, Pekerti held strategic planning workshop that participated by board and supervisor member, also representative of staff. The workshop resulted some important points such as new redaction vision and mission, and […]

Internship Program for Students

Pekerti’s Internships Program provide students personal real world insights and exposures to actual working life, an experiential and foundation to their career choices,. The students usually complete their internship at Pekerti for 2-3 months. At the end of year 2015 we had an internship student, Tania Ade,  from graphic preparation major of Vocational School. She […]

Providing Glasses for Artisans

Pekerti provides glasses for women artisans in Subang who have farsightedness problem. “We thanks to Pekerti for the glasses, now we can see the world  better  and it’s very helpful especially in doing my job on production,” Juju says.

Participating in Annual General Meeting of Forum Fair Trade Indonesia

In January 2016 Forum Fair Trade Indonesia held  Annual General Meeting was held in Bali. As one of the supporter Fair Trade in Indonesia, Pekerti, represented by Heri Kusworo, attended the FFTI AGM. The meeting also attended by other FFTI members, Apikri (Yogyakarta), Sahani (Yogyakarta), Mitra Bali (Bali), XSProject (Jakarta), Lombok Pottery Centre (Lombok), Arum […]

Women Empowerment Project

Pekerti together with other NGOs (Association for Community Empowerment/ACE, Terasmitra, Buy to Donate Store and Pink Publicist) which concern to micro and small enterprise, conducting collaborative women empowerment project. The Goal of the project is to increase women’s prosperity through micro and small enterprise development. The activity includes product development training, market access development through […]

Producer’s Corner

Producer’s Profile : Widya Craft Group From : Subang ,West Java   In 2007, Aso Sudarso (47) started his handicraft business together with his wife, Ningsih (47). He specialized in wooden handicraft and supplied his products to Yogyakarta, Bali and Jakarta. Then the economic crisis hit and affected his business, until he met with Pekerti […]

PRESS RELEASE

WELCOME TO THE LABEL FOR GENUINE FAIR TRADERS: WORLD FAIR TRADE ORGANIZATION LAUNCHES THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL GUARANTEE LABEL FOR FAIR TRADE The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) guarantees organisations that meet the ever-growing consumers’ demand for ethical, more sustainable products. An organisation needs to respect the international Fair Trade Standard in order to be recognised […]

Toilet and Sanitation Project

In Indonesia, poor communities and neighborhoods have limited access to basic infrastructure, including sanitation. There are million people especially in rural still practice open defecation because they have no access to basic sanitation facilities. It also happens in some area of Pekerti’s artisans. People defecate in the backyards or river and they think that nature […]

Production Management and Quality Control Training

As an Fair Trade organisation, Pekerti always tries to improve its stakeholders’ knowledges and skills. Training is one way Pekerti regularly does. In 2015 Pekerti held Quality Control training for producers in West Jawa, Yogyakarta and Central Jawa. The session was attended by group leaders, workers and subcontractors. In addition to production management and quality […]

Peer Visit for Fair Trade Guarantee System

Our commitment to Fair Trade principles continues to deepen. After we completed The SAR (Self Assessment Report), we continue to the next step as part of World Fair Trade Guarantee process. Our SAR was checked by Zenen Santana Delgado (from Traidcraft, UK) as our peer. The review was not only on Pekerti side but also […]

Producer’s Corner

Producer’s Profile :  Dadang Komarudin, NUDIWA Group From : Sukabumi ,West Java Dadang Komarudin is wooden product producer who also as one of Pekerti Board Member. He has begun to work on handicraft business since 1992, which is much earlier already know Pekerti in 1989. The main product of this Nudiwa group is Congklak or […]

Pekerti Shares Fair Trade & Community Development Best Practice at Roundtable Discussion of ASEC Indonesia

Pekerti is part of the Asian Solidarity Economic Council (ASEC) Indonesia network, and actively participates in monthly Roundtable Discussion (RTD). In the August edition of the Roundtable Discussion, we were represented by Nur Aenah, Pekerti’s Community Development & Public Relations Manager, who shared our experiences implementing Fair Trade principles with our business and community development […]

Pekerti Participated in WFTOGS Workshop in Yogya

Pekerti and other WFTO Indonesian members had a great opportunity to participate in the World Fair Trade Organisation Guarantee System Workshop led by Carol Wills (the former director of IFAT) and hosted by Apikri in Yogyakarta. Through this workshop, participants had the opportunity to ask questions regarding the WFTOGS and learn more about completing the […]

End Year Visit to Producers

As part of Pekerti’s commitment to supporting producers, our team regularly visits producers in the field, regardless of whether we have orders for them or not. During the visits we discussed preparing WFTOGS, solving production process problems, and the possibility of product development especially for producers that have no orders.

New Fuel Prices & The Impact on Indonesia’s Handicraft Sector

The Indonesia Government reduces the country’s fuel-subsidy program by increasing of the subsidized fuel prices. The new price for Premium gasoline is Rp 8,500 (69 US cents) per liter, up from Rp 6,500, while diesel sells at Rp 7,500 per liter, up from Rp 5,500. Presiden Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government was raising of […]

Greetings and Happy Holidays from Pekerti!

As the holiday season approaches, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued partnership. Each of you, in your own way, lighten up our day and make it possible for us to continue our work. May your holiday season and the New Year be filled with much joy, happiness and success. […]

Pekerti Loses Another Important Person

Three months after the passing of its board chairman,  Pekerti is again deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. H. Sugiat Achmad Sumadi SKM, who passed away on Sunday 26th October 2014. Sugiat was a supervisory of Pekerti board member, and former Chairman before Utomo Dananjaya. As one of representative of organisation  founder of Pekerti, […]

New Comers at Pekerti

  In early October Pekerti hired two new staff members.   Rina Noviana fills a designer position in Jakarta, and Aprisandy fills a field staff position in Subang. Both new comers have completed several days of training and orientation activities to help them get started with their new jobs.

Toufik Ardiansyah is No Longer Working for Pekerti

Toufik Ardiansyah, from the Product Development Team, resigned from Pekerti on October 15th 2014. Toufik has made an amazing contribution to Pekerti for during his 7 years with us and we thank him for that. We also wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours and hope he will come back to visit […]

New Baby Born!!

Good news from Pekerti’s Designer, Yunita Anggraeni (Nita), who welcomed her new baby boy Athar Latif Riza into the world on Wednesday 24 September 2014 at 03.30 am, weighing 3.6 kg and measuring 52 cm. “We are very grateful for this wonderful gift from God. The birth of our second child completes our family’s happiness. […]