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 […]

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 […]

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 […]