Indonesia handicrafts sourcing report highlights upcycled, natural materials
Online report features 20 export suppliers offering gift items and home decor, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends
The online report offers import buyers websites of 20 verified exporter suppliers and profiles gift items and home decor. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. A PDF of the report is available to download for free online.
Report features natural and repurposed materials
Makers from Indonesia offer handicrafts in a variety of natural and recycled materials to meet the increasing demand for products made of sustainable, environment-friendly materials.
Indonesia has an abundance of natural raw materials such as wood and bamboo that are used in different kinds of handicrafts. The country has 91 million hectares of forested land and 2.1 million hectares of bamboo forest. Craftsmen also use water hyacinth and pandan leaves, as well as coconut, jute and pineapple fibers to create unique decorative and everyday handmade products.
In terms of design, producers offer plain, themed and customizable handicrafts. Popular motifs are batik and nature-inspired patterns, while common embellishments include ribbons, lace and metal accents.
“Indonesia has an abundance of natural sources, which makes it a great source for organic and eco-friendly products. In the face of climate change and environment protection, handicraft suppliers are increasingly being vocal about their desire to create products that actively empower their community by offering eco-friendly products and alternatives to conventional items,” said Putro Agus Harnowo, export consultant for the Hinrich Foundation. “Water hyacinth, jute, coconut and waste materials are the most prominent sources for eco-friendly products from Indonesia.”
Handicraft makers in the country are also expanding their product lines. While still producing home décor items, they also offer souvenirs and fashion accessories such as handbags, footwear and pouches to reach more buyers.
Suppliers and products
Lily Lamp Art, which has been in business since 2001, produces table lamps made of coconut flower sheath, mahogany and cotton fiber. The company is based in Bali.
Dluwang Art in Yogyakarta offers handicrafts made of recycled newsprints. Established in 2012, the company offers tote bags, slippers, clutches and wall clocks.
Established in 2017, Yogyakarta-based CV Rumpun Bambu Nusantara offers eyeglasses, sunglasses and watches made of bamboo.
In addition to Lily Lamp Art, Dluwang Art and CV Rumpun Bambu Nusantara, suppliers featured in the report are:
– Bintoro Craft, Yogyakarta: Metal tabletop décor, photo frames and woven casual shoes and placemats.
– Cinderamata Jogja, Yogyakarta: Handmade wooden and metal wall art.
– CV Spoleno Artspace, Yogyakarta: Framed wooden artpieces.
– CV Kembang Square, Yogyakarta: Vintage-style home décor.
– Gaya Hidup Indonesia, Yogyakarta: Wooden pen holders, kitchen tools and vases.
– Gion Handicraft, Yogyakarta: Shoulder bags, coin purses and handbags made of coconut leaf midribs and nylon yarn.
– Innovatif Art, Yogyakarta: Cornhusk flowers.
– Kamar Kayu, Yogyakarta: Wooden clocks, business card holders, table lamps and photo frames.
– Lowpolypaper, Yogyakarta: Framed and customizable 3D face prints.
– MK Aluminum, Yogyakarta: Metal candleholders and tabletop home décor.
– Ragil Jaya, Yogyakarta: Table mats made of woven coconut midribs, water hyacinth and pandan leaves.
– Sanggar Peni, Yogyakarta: Wooden statuettes, gift boxes and home accessories.
– Sriti Production, Yogyakarta: Recycled paper boxes, notebooks, photo frames, pen holders and place card holders.
– Surya Citra Mozaik, Yogyakarta: Vases, lamps and boxes in recycled glass mosaic.
– Tattwa Nusantara, Yogyakarta: Handcarved and wooden mobile cases.
– Wida’s Collection, Yogyakarta Woven baskets, bags and footwear.
– Yakkum Craft, Yogyakarta: Wooden, leather and fabric educational toys and accessories.
The report further shows:
– Indonesia exported about $153.3 million worth of ornaments made of wood, metal, ceramic and plant-based fiber in 2017, according to the DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database.
– Wooden products accounted for 44 percent of the export value in the same period.
– Most suppliers will be keeping prices steady in the next six months. Companies raising their quotes will cap increases at 5 percent.
Indonesia Sourcing: Handicrafts 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 available on the New Sourcing Markets website are: Wooden crafts, Laos and India. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.Download the report