Online report features 20 export suppliers offering wooden, metal, fabric and other craft gifts, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends

JAKARTA, IndonesiaThe Hinrich Foundation released the Indonesia Sourcing Report: Craft gifts 2017 with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources.

The online report offers import buyers websites of 20 verified exporter suppliers and profiles wooden, metal, fabric and other craft gifts. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available to download for free online.

Report highlights mix of traditional and modern elements

Indonesia craft makers are combining ethnic and modern elements in their releases to distinguish their products in the international market.

“Craftsmen are using traditional techniques to create pieces that combine ethnic and contemporary features. This is to reach more potential buyers while showcasing Indonesia’s distinct art and culture,” said Emerela Puspita, export consultant for the Hinrich Foundation.

Products in line with this trend include teak mobile phone cases featuring carvings of religious figures or mythical beings. Batik patterns are also popular not only in fabric fashion accessories and home textiles, but also ceramic, wooden and leather crafts.

To attract eco-conscious buyers, Indonesia craft makers are using recycled and upcycled materials in their releases. Domestically sourced cornhusks, coconut shells and reclaimed timber are among the manufacturing inputs being adopted under this strategy.

Suppliers and products

Established in 2015, Bali province-based Tattwa Nusantara offers teak mobile phone cases that feature carvings of mythical beings and religious figures. Among its latest releases are smartphone cases showcasing carvings of Balinese gods.

Another Bali-based supplier, CV Bali Cantik, offers handwoven rattan handbags with batik fabric lining. The company’s product selection also includes wooden animals and masks, crocheted dreamcatchers and terracotta vases.

Innovatif Art, which has been in business since 2001, produces artificial flowers, potpourri and baskets from recycled cornhusks. Among the products of the Jakarta-based company are boxed and potted flower arrangements for weddings and other occasions.

In addition to Tattwa Nusantara, CV Bali Cantik and Innovatif Art, suppliers featured in the report are:

– Bakul, Central Java: Women’s shawls and scarves made of silk.

– Bakul Etnik, Central Java: Wood and leather jewelry organizers, tissue boxes and jars.

– Bintoro Craft, Yogyakarta: Candle holders and other souvenirs made of sonokeling wood, bamboo and vetiver grass placemats, and wooden photo frames.

– Cinderamata Jogja, Central Java: Metal crafts such as table displays and wall art.

– CV Bali Anugraha, Bali: Wooden jewelry, figurines and wall art.

– CV Jalan Kayu, Central Java: Wooden lamps, tissue boxes and other home furnishings.

– CV Maju Karya Sentosa, Central Java: Stone candle holders, vases, pots, fountains and statues.

– CV Prime Java, Central Java: Wooden furniture, decorative bowls, statues and mirror frames, terrazzo pots and statues, terracotta planters and essential oil burners.

– Jabo Creative Craft, Jakarta: Batik coconut bags, wooden frames and lamps.

– Jorajona Craft, Jakarta: Decoupage, pillowcases and bags.

– Kamar Kayu, Central Java: Wooden clocks, business card holders, tissue boxes and pencil cases.

– Little Aira, Jakarta: Fabric bags and pillowcases.

– Lowpolypaper, Central Java: 3-D paper wall art.

– Makrifat Business, East Java: Coconut wood cups and other wooden crafts.

– PT Dekor Asia Jayakarya, Yogyakarta: Pandan picture frames, wooden bowls and bamboo and rattan basketware.

– Sangkan Sculpture Designs, Jakarta: Teak sculptures of people and animals.

– Spoleno Artspace, Central Java: Wooden salt-and-pepper shakers, and wall art.

The report further shows:

– Indonesia exported $77.9 million worth of statuettes and other ornaments in 2016, according to data from the DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database.

– Wooden crafts accounted for 78 percent of the export value, with the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Japan and France as the top importers.

– Most of the suppliers surveyed intend to keep prices at current levels in the next six months.

Indonesia Sourcing Report: Crafts 2017 is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed here.

Other related Sourcing Reports available are: Craft gifts, India; Wooden crafts, Laos; and Gifts and premiums, Philippines and Vietnam.

Sourcing from Indonesia buyer’s guide

To help buyers new to Indonesia sourcing, the Hinrich Foundation has prepared a guide that provides an overview of the industries and products available.

Buyers will also learn how to find and evaluate reliable suppliers, available banking options, common methods of payment, shipping details and steps to avoid or settle trade disputes.

Download the report