Apikri stand facilitated by the Yayasan PEKERTI. From the initial meetings have found the problem and the establishment of the attention focused on marketing solutions. The focus of the underlying name of the initial Apikri Marketing Association Rakyat Indonesia Handicraft Industry.
In 1989, in line with the widespread attention to the problem of small craftsmen, abbreviation Apikri changed into Crafts Industry Development Association Rakyat Indonesia. Starting this year, the empowerment of the community gets a more powerful form. While the facilitation of marketing products made by artisans Apikri, Inc.. In this year's standing Joint Marketing Places (TPB), which became the forerunner of the building Apikri now.
In 1990, the abbreviation Apikri evolved into the People's Handicraft Industry Development Foundation of Indonesia "Apikri". Apikri, Inc.. become part of the Foundation Apikri. This change marks the Apikri networks are increasingly widespread. Good with NGOs, governments and the business world, especially fair trade organizations (fair trade organization).
In 2008, the institutional foundations Apikri unify marketing and facilitation activities. The name that used fixed Apikri. Cooperative multi-agency law business.
Apikri now better known as one of the promoters of fair trade in Indonesia. Institutions is a combination of two characters at once. Distinctive character of the community empowerment NGO / NGOs as well as practical measures that are co-operative marketing and fair trade. The scope of work Apikri throughout Indonesia. Founded in 1987 in Yogyakarta by 25 people crafters and some NGO activists consort. For months, the founders raised money Rp.180.000, -. This is the initial capital Apikri. As of December 2008, assets reached more than Rp.2, 5 billion