Awards: What awards or honors has the project received?
In 2014 we were awarded the British Council- Arthur Guinness Projects 'Social Entrepreneur for Good' Award in Malaysia.
Where have you learnt about the competition?
I was invited to attend the Makers of More conference in London.
Tell us about your partnerships:
NGOs (Comm Dev. Heritage preservation, craft regeneration, fair trade)
Trade show organisers
Designers/ Product specialists
Interior design firms
Retailers/ Department stores
Online commercial platforms, social media, bloggers,
Media, PR firms
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Hand-made production is time consuming. Implement strong quality control strategies so issues are resolved at earliest opportunity to ensure high-quality and streamlined production process.
By demonstrating economic security and financial incentives, younger generations can see entrepreneurial opportunities of craft.
Future strategies to be implemented:
Ensure long term sustainability of natural resources.
Arts residency tourism programme:
Continuous skill upgrading and knowledge sharing and diversify economic channel