The Community Crafts Association of the Philippines (CCAP) is one of the oldest fair-trade organizations in the Philippines. Since 1973, CCAP has been marketing handcrafts for marginalized Filipino producer groups through trading relationships built on partnership.
CCAP uses a strategy they call ‘development marketing”, which promotes community development by creating employment and livelihood opportunities for craftspeople by marketing their work. The organization assists community-based enterprises to become effectively organized and self-reliant by providing them with training programs, organizational development, and markets for their products. Most families rely on income from handicrafts as their primary means of livelihood.
CCAP artisan groups use locally available natural fibers like abaca fiber (similar to banana), bamboo, rattan, coconut, sea grass, palms, vines and other natural material to weave their quality products.
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