Pekerti stands for Pengembangan Kerajinan Rakyat Indonesia or Indonesian People’s Handicraft. We are an Indonesian Fair Trade supplier and social development organisation formed in Jakarta in 1975. Pekerti Foundation was the first Fair Trade member to be established in Indonesia and one of the first in the world. Our mandate is to increase the incomes of subsistence farmers and other poor people living in rural Indonesia through the development and sale of Fair Trade handicrafts.
Pekerti Nusantara Company, which was founded in 1979 and manages sales and export of our producers’ Fair Trade handicrafts. We have experiences to export our products with international quality standard for more than 40 years. Our buyer spread on USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
As a Fair Trade supplier, Pekerti gives assistance to handicraft producers to market their products domestically and provides services in export, which would otherwise not be available. Pekerti’s community development sector provides producers with training in the 10 Standards of Fair Trade and product safety, and undertakes projects in emergency relief, housing reconstruction and long-term economic recovery through small and micro enterprise (SME) establishment.
To establish a prosperous, democratic just and equal society toward community-based Indonesia’s economic independence
- Improving artisans capacity through empowerment and trade based on fair trade principles
- Developing the professionalism of Pekerti and artisans in realizing a democratic and just economy
- Creating a fair business and economic environment through education, networking and advocacy.