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 […]

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 […]

Fair Trade Breaks Poverty

1 October 2015 (Culemborg) – Fair Trade breaks the chain of poverty. Fair traders around the world, together with small producers and backed by consumers, are breaking the chains of poverty.  Fair Trade is growing and that is our proof that we are gaining our fight against extreme poverty. The WFTO membership count doubled from […]

Batik Day

Today, 2nd October knows as National Batik day… The word batik is Javanese in origin. It may either come from the Javanese word amba (‘to write’) and titik (‘dot’), or may derive from a hypothetical Proto-Austronesian root *beCík (‘to tattoo’). The word is first recorded in English in the Encyclopædia Britannica of 1880, in which […]

Pekerti Foundation 40 Years Anniversary

Today, Pekerti Foundation as an Indonesian Fair Trade,  Celebrating 40 years, 11 August 1975 – 2015, of achieving Fair Trade, Justice & Prosperity for producer. Here a brief history about Pekerti Foundation. Yayasan PEKERTI is short for Pengembangan Kerajinan Rakyat Indonesia or Indonesian People’s Folk Art and Handicraft Foundation. We are a social development organisation […]

Andrew, a year with Pekerti

Time keeps running, it was one-year since AVI’s volunteer has worked for Pekerti, Andrew Fleming, the AVI’s volunteer should return to his country, Australia. Many results have been given by Andrew, during his voluntary in Pekerti, especially built a website for marketing Indonesian handicraft to domestic market. With this website, when visitors are interested in […]

Build Public Toilet Facilities in Subang

As the first Fair Trade member in Indonesia, the ethos of Pekerti in its daily practices refers to the 10 Fair Trade principles. The value of Fair Trade is implemented in a variety of activities, one of which is related to sustainability and environmental concerns. One of Pekerti’s activities related to the environment is providing […]

Nur is No Longer Working for Pekerti

Nur Aenah Ahmad, The Head of Community Development and Public Relations, officially resigned from Pekerti March 3rd 2015. Nur has been with Pekerti for 11 years and was always committed to building the capacity of communities and producers through community development program. We thank for her contribution to Pekerti and we also wish the best […]

Build Networking With Jakarta Japan Network (J2Net)

Networking is one of the most important strategies for Pekerti to expand market access and promote Fair Trade in Indonesia. Facilitated by Hiroshi, the volunteer from CROSS FIELD, Pekerti had the opportunity to visit Jakarta-Japan Network (J2Net), an organization consisting of Japanese people who live in Indonesia. J2Net has a mission to help disadvantaged children […]

The Volunteer from Cross Field Japan Help to Develop Sales Channel in Japanese Market

CROSS FIELDS is a Japanese organization with an international volunteering program, and in 2015 Pekerti began working with our second volunteer from Japan. The CROSS FIELDS program provides young professionals the opportunity to use their expertise in addressing social challenges that exist in society. Indonesia is one of the countries targeted by this program. Our […]

Pekerti Participated in WFTO ASIA Conference 2014

After a few years absent, Pekerti again attended the WFTO Asia Conference, held this year in Seoul, South Korea. The conference was held from the 17th to the 19th of October and was attended by representatives of organizations from approximately 20 countries. There were three representatives from Indonesia, Pekerti, Mitra Bali and CD Bethesda. Pekerti […]

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 […]