APIKRI CELEBRATES “ INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY”
Apikri celebrated International Women’s Day on March 10,2017 with the fair trade workshop for the women producers group of batik “ Berkah Lestari” located at Giriloyo , Imogiri, Bantul. There were 40 members of batik women producer who joined in this Group. Apikri has been assisting this group since 2007 with natural dyes and product development. Berkah Lestari focused to batik on textile , but Apikri develop the products by batik on wood . This Group got some orders from Apikri buyers with batik wood. Berkah Lestari also one of producers who audited fair trade guarantee system with auditor of fair trade . As at the first month of 2017 Apikri got fair trade guarantee .
Apikri took the moment of International Women’s Day for fair trade workshop at Berkah Lestari who has 50 members of batik women producers. The aim of the workshop was to share information of fair trade and 10 fair trade principles and its implementation to the group . Berkah Lestari as one of producers who audited of fair trade guarantee system must understand about fair trade although in fact this group has mostly implemented the 10 fair trade principles. Just some points need progress.
Fair Trade Workshop at Berkah Lestari , Batik women group producer, Imogiri, Bantul
Athi ( head of Apikri Community Development Head Division ) explained about Apikri from the first of Apikri setting up , about how Apikri worked included fair trade principles. Ten fair trade principles should be done fully by Apikri as well as Apikri producers .
Athi explained in short about ten fair trade principles and how they implemented in the business. It was interesting workshop, because the members paid attention a lot with the explanation. This group consistently in fair trade , just need few improvements . “ Women must play the role in the business “ said Athi at the end of the workshop .
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. GOOD LUCK FOR BERKAH LESTARI WOMEN BATIK GROUP PRODUCER.