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29 crafters awarded new Fijian crafted licenses

Twenty-nine new crafters were awarded Fijian crafted licenses while thirty-two had their licenses renewed by the government. In line with the government’s support and promotion of locally made products, the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya awarded the licenses at the opening of the National Craft Exhibition. In a statement, the minister assured […]

Serelisoni Moceica

August 14, 2016 7:02 am

Twenty-nine new crafters were awarded Fijian crafted licenses while thirty-two had their licenses renewed by the government.

Fijian crafters showcase thier products at the National Craft Exhibition in Suva today. FIJIAN GOVERNMENT
Fijian crafters showcase their products at the National Craft Exhibition in Suva yesterday. (DEPTFO)

In line with the government’s support and promotion of locally made products, the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya awarded the licenses at the opening of the National Craft Exhibition.

In a statement, the minister assured crafters whose work were officially recognised and authenticated with the Fijian crafted brand of government’s support.

KOYA: “The Fiji Made-Buy Fijian Campaign’s Fijian Crafted provides the opportunity to our crafters and artisans to market their arts and crafts through a national marketing campaign – both domestically and internationally. It has not only given artisans a platform to market but has enabled them to start building a foundation for their future.”

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Hon. Faiyaz Koya with Fijian crafters during the National Craft Exhibition in Suva yesterday. (DEPTFO)
Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Hon. Faiyaz Koya with Fijian crafters during the National Craft Exhibition in Suva yesterday. (DEPTFO)

The minister further encouraged crafters to take advantage of the Micro and Small Business Grant which was allocated $6.4 million to provide rehabilitation support to micro and small businesses that were affected during Cyclone Winston.

There are currently 177 crafters registered with the ministry’s “Fijian Made -Buy Fijian Campaign” which includes 285 different products.

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