With the covid-19 pandemic, global economy continued to face crisis and this has hit hard Fair Trade too. Fair Trade in itself is unique in its business and production modality unlike non-Fair Trade, thus they need to have its own unique/ customized design and innovation in products to sustain and recover the business and production in the ongoing and post covid-19 situation. Thus with the objective to respond to the situation of FTG Nepal members, FTGN organized a Design Workshop as part of Nepal- Bangladesh Exchange Program supported by NOREC, Norway. The training was facilitated by Ms. Sunita Maharjan and Ms. Usha Pun both are the members of Nepal’s Finest Team Designer Coordinator Nepalese handicraft products in European market. They were supported by Guest Facilitator Mr. Satyendra Khadgi. The Workshop was focused on product design under the Theme - Living. During the workshop, New Trends for 2022-23 and product design process was discussed upon. The workshop was targeted for staffs from FTG Nepal member organizations that are involved design works and/or production ideas. On the date 12th and 13th January 2022 design workshop was held to make researches on the design trends and other activities during the workshop. Workshop was physically done at one of the Fair Trade Group Nepal organization (Association for Craft Producers). From our organization Mrs. Sanu Rai (Sample Master) and Mrs. Babita Rajbhandari (Cutting master) were the participants whereas Ms.Usha Pun (In-house house designer) was facilitator coach. The time duration to make products was nearly about two months. The Workshop started with introduction and sharing of Nepal’s Finest success story. Starting from participation at the Fair Trade’s Finest- Export coaching program organized by CBI, The Netherlands to successfully marketing Nepali handicraft products in European market. The sharing of Nepal’s Finest experience in how we develop product and understand European color trend for Home Textile and Home Accessories. The products that were made during Design Competition of Home Accessories and Home Textile are as follows:
Cushion in Three Different Colors
Backing of the Products
Among all the participants we were able to stand in first position. We were like over the moon. We had made it because of hardship of participants most importantly our in-house designer hand is behind this success.
Best product award team
Certificate Of Appreciation
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