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August 29, 2016

Merdi Sihombing launches his latest collection using handwoven eco-textiles

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Indonesian fashion industry is becoming increasingly involved in supporting the development of environmentally friendly products. As a firm believer of the same advocacy, famous fashin designer Merdi Sihombing  launched a new collection made ​​from sustainable materials. Meanwhile, Director READ MORE »

August 2, 2016

“Vaazhga!”: EXCEED opens again with a warm Tamil welcome

KOTAGIRI, India – An enthusiastic group of 20 EXCEED participants from 6 different countries had a taste of the warm Tamil welcome in the chilly Blue Mountains of the Nilgiris. EXCEED: The NTFP Academy is the training and advisory arm of the READ MORE »

July 28, 2016

Meet The Boss: Ruth Canlas of The Indigo Project A centuries-old Filipino art finds a new home online

It’s surprising to think that the very first synthetic dye was made purely by accident—by a teenager, no less—in 1856. That chance discovery marked the rise of cheap and mass-produced synthetic colors that are still very much dominating the market READ MORE »

June 22, 2016

Keeping the flow – the case of Sitio Suring in Palawan

PALAWAN, Philippines – Clean water is one of Earth’s most valuable resource. The role of forests is vital in keeping up with the demand for clean water. However in many cases, the gargantuan task of keeping the forest in shape entails dedication and READ MORE »

June 15, 2016

Cooperatives for people, planet, profit and peace

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines – In his usual passionate way with words, Undersecretary Orlando Ravanera punctuated his presentation and sharing with the ASEAN Social Forestry Network CSO Forum on June 13, 2016 in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. “Cooperatives are not only READ MORE »

May 25, 2016

The rise of rattan from Namo Village

CENTRAL SULAWESI, Indonesia – Rattan has long been a mainstay of Central Sulawesi (Sulawesi). However, since 2011, after the release of Trade Minister Regulation No. 35/2011 on the ban of export of rattan and rattan products, there was a downturn in READ MORE »

April 20, 2016

Borneo Chic’s 5th Anniversary

JAKARTA, Indonesia – On its 5th anniversary, Borneo Chic showcased a new collection of bags and clothes that offer a wide variation of local ethnic textiles in modern designs. An event was held in Kekun Café, Jalan Bangka Raya No. 99 READ MORE »

March 17, 2016

Forest Facial and More!

PAMPANGA, Philippines – “I feel rejuvenated!” – said Bernd-Markus Liss, Principal Advisor on Climate Change for GIZ in the Philippines. This was after he went through the forest spa experience organized by NTFP-EP at the Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) in READ MORE »