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 […]