Association for Craft Producers

Association for Craft Producers (ACP) is a not-for-profit Fair Trade organization providing a full cycle of services - design, technical, management and marketing to low income craft producers, primarily women, resulting in regular and adequate wages to supplement family income and improve the overall standard of living. ACP provides income generating opportunities to more than 1,200 handicraft producers (90% of which/who are women) from 15 districts of Nepal in 22 skill categories and employs 60 full time staff. ACP deals with various product categories with a focus on household cotton textiles, knitwear, felt, ceramics, copper and woodworks for both the domestic and export markets. It caters to the local customers through its retail outlet Dhukuti while exporting is handled through its sister organization Nepali Craft Trading P. Ltd.