hand-woven textiles (*Songket, Ulos, Lurik, Abaca, Ikat*): Female
Entrepreneurship in Indonesia and the Philippines project is implemented by
a consortium consisting of Hivos as lead organization and its
Pendamping Perempuan Usaha Kecil* (ASPPUK), *CitaTenun Indonesia* (CTI) and
Non Timber Forest Product – Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP). The project is
funded by the European Union (EU).
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to economic
prosperity and poverty reduction in Indonesia and the Philippines through
promoting sustainable hand-woven eco-textile value chain development. The
specific objective of the project is to promote sustainable consumption and
production (SCP) of hand-woven eco-textiles in Indonesia and the
Philippines through scaling up successful SCP practices throughout the
market chain, and the development of an enabling policy environment. The
project supports hand-woven textile entrepreneurs to improve their capacity
via standard development, research, training and technical assistance.
Advocacy activities seek the creation of an enabling policy environment,
while advertising and events improve market awareness and demand of these
textiles. The project also facilitates access to finance for producers.
The target groups of the project are 7,000 entrepreneurs in the hand-woven
textile value chain (weavers, natural dye and fibre producers) in 220
entrepreneurial producer groups and 40 cooperatives; 250,000 urban
consumers; 30 local, provincial and national government agencies in 11
provinces in Indonesia and 9 regions in the Philippines.
The project was started on February 1, 2013 and will be completed on May
31, 2017. Therefore, Hivos will commission a final evaluation of the
project to assess the project performance and its impact, generate lesson
learned and develop specific recommendations for major stakeholders to
promote sustainability and long-term impact to the beneficiaries.
*For more information about the project, please visit our project’s
website: www.ecohandwoven.org <http://www.ecohandwoven.org>*
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