Many of our planet’s natural resources are gradually depleting over time. At Kayu&Co., we believe in using unused and discarded factory wood as raw material.
We have put an end to the linear mass production pattern and are determined to produce within the framework of a circular economy model.
This sustainable circuit is one of the principles which guides our every step. This approach helps us drastically reduce the need for new wood logs by upcycling this high-quality waste and turning them into new household products. Therefore, through this project, we hope that it can accelerate our effort in waste reduction, especially wood and plastics, starting from our home.
When we discovered some artisan communities in rural Indonesia, we found that there are numerous issues preventing rural artisans from expanding their handicraft businesses. They lack education, capital, exposure to new technologies, and market intelligence. Some forms of art have gradually faded as a result of industrialisation. People in rural areas have been forced to work as labourers in cities due to a lack of opportunities to grow. As a result of their circumstances, they were more likely to become victims of modern slavery.
The visible supply chain – providing responsible and transparent supply chains – is not a challenge for us; it is our company’s guiding principle. We enjoy sharing our traceable materials and showcasing the workshop environment where our products are handcrafted. We believe that through our business operations, we can instil respect in people and the planet. Directly from our local artisans to you – and back to their communities. We’re able to maintain a small, tight-knit supply chain. We cultivate strong relationships with the communities and maintain regular contact. We’re supporting Fair Trade Communities.
Established in 2016, is a small enterprise owned by individual and managed by adhering to fair trade principles.
Vision: An equal economic independence equal for the marginalized and disabled, through fair trade products based on local, social and cultural wisdom.
Mission: Improving quality of life through economic and social welfare with developing productivity which focus on quality, sustainable and environmentally friendly products.
Founded in 2017 by a group of local craftsmen in Purwasari village. Mitra Mandiri specialised in making handcrafts household brushes utilising waste of wood and coconut from nearby workshops
Bali is a world-famous tourist destination in Indonesia. The Balinese tourism industry is benefiting middlemen, who are becoming more prosperous, while the poor craft producers remain impoverished and in need. Based on these realities, Mitra Bali was founded in 1993 at Lodtunduh village. Since then, this community actively involved in assisting marginalised craft producers to understand and develop a fair-trade business model.
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