Ock Pop Tok Village Weavers

Ock Pop Tok Village Weavers

The Village Weaver Projects are a series of initiatives that create economic opportunities for artisans in rural locations.

Objective

The projects help develop ranges of handicrafts that combine craftmanship and tradition with artistic creativity and market knowledge. Their team of weavers, dyers, designers and tailors transfer their skills to aid artisans make a better living from handicrafts.

In order to be sustainable as they continue to grow, Ock Pop Tok’s Village Weavers Project needs to be able to make informed strategic decisions that ensure the artisans are producing the right products for the market. Up to now, the organization has only been able to produce handicrafts based purely on intuition, which leads to overstock on some items, and a lack of some other in-demand products, affecting the organization’s ability to maximize the economic benefits for their artisans.

Impact

TreadRight is helped Ock Pop Tok with its educational element and its production strategy through the implementation of a reporting system that enables the back office team to analyze sales of products to streamline production of handicrafts based on data, leading to better sales at shops and reducing large quantities of stock that do not sell.

The TreadRight grant was also used to create a multilingual educational app or audio tour for visitors. A multilingual tour ensures more visitors to the centre, and leads to increased sales for the artisans.