https://www.bandungadvertiser.com- In order to prevent the invasion of Chinese products, SMEs of food, beverages, and cosmetics in West Java (Jabar) must pocket the halal certification. According to Chairman of the National Council of Local Handicraft (Dekranasda) Jabar, Netty Prasetyani, halal certification required for SMEs Jabar products have advantages over imported products.
In addition, the government should also simplify the process of halal certification and other licensing. As is known, the high growth of China’s economy in quarter I / 2017 has the potential to boost the invasion of Chinese products to Indonesia, including West Java.
“The market for halal products is huge. Moreover, the current religious awareness of society is getting better, “said Netty after attending the inauguration of the Regional Representative Council (DPW) of the Indonesian Women Cross Society Association (PPLIPI) at Holiday Inn Pasteur, Jln. Dr. Djundjunan, Bandung.
Netty rate, halal certification can be a superior product in competing against Jabar China product invasion. Halal market itself, not just Muslims who indeed become the majority in West Java. Currently there are many non-Muslims who choose halal products for health reasons and food safety. “In the world itself halal products are becoming a trend. Many countries are competing to target the halal market, “he said.
In addition to halal certification, according to Netty, UMKM actors must also consistently maintain the quality of its products. In addition, it must also be innovative and creative in following the ongoing trend development. “Age of creative products is short, but has great added value. To be competitive, UMKM actors do not get tired of innovating, “said Netty.
Meanwhile, in terms of government, he said, in addition to the support of licensing permit, is also required in the program of financing assistance for example in the form of collateral amenity. In addition, also marketing in the form of educating the love of Indonesian products for the community. “The government must also trim the distribution channels of local products and commodities to reduce costs and improve product competitiveness and provide the greatest added value for producing regions,” he said.
Netty is optimistic, with the effort, the flood of Chinese products into the West Java market can be muted. “So the government works, business actors create products, and the community builds confidence in local products,” he said.
Meanwhile, according to the Chairman of the Central Board of Management (DPP) PPLIPI, Indah Surya Dharma Ali, true from the quality, Jabar products far superior. Namub, just how the government increases people’s purchasing power to improve product competitiveness. “The product of UMKM Jabar is remarkable. Both in terms of product quality and creativity. Not a few that have been recognized in the international world, especially ASEAN, “said Indah.
Keep in mind, according to China National Bureau of Statistics data, the country’s bamboo curtain economy grew 6.9 percent during the first quarter of 2017. Growth is above predictions, and shows the start of the emergence of stabilization in the country with the world’s second largest economy.
Previously, some analysts predict, China’s economic growth in the first three months of 2017 will only touch the figure of 6.8 percent. While the Chinese government previously predicted, 2017 economic growth is in the range of 6.5 percent, up in the lowest range in 25 years. In 2016 China’s economy grew the lowest 6.7 percent since 1990.
Responding To The Invasion Of Chinese Products, UMKM Is Obliged To Pocket Halal Certificate Economic observers from Pasundan University (Unpas), Acuviarta Kartabi, rate, the high growth of China’s economy has the potential to increase the invasion of Chinese imported products to West Java. Jabar exports to China are also potentially hoisted, but according to him, peningkatannta still less than imports.
Success With Her Business , Lusia Want Recycled Craft Perca European Entrance
Successful lurking Europe wants to handicraft recycled rags of Europe For the businessmen of convection, perhaps the patchwork is only considered part of the waste that has no economic value. However, it is different for creative recycling businesses. Utilizing the patchwork as the main raw material for the manufacture of various handicrafts turned out to be one of the most profitable business opportunities, as experienced by Lusia Hariyany (52) owner Amira Handicraft is successful in developing the business of recycled handicrafts.
Beginning in 2004, when Lusia made embroidered hoods, pillowcases, and clothes. Then it occurred to him to make crafts by utilizing the basic material of the patchwork.
Thanks to its perseverance, using the Quilting or Patchwork Technique, Lusia is able to create economically valuable recycled handicrafts for bedrooms, guest rooms, or handicrafts in the form of accessories that can beautify the house or the appearance of a person and they are handcrafted.
Bags are the best-selling Amira productAs detailed, Patchwork is an art of composing and combining patchwork and motifs following repetitive patterns by hand-sewn or machine. Whereas Applique is the art of forming images of fabric pieces and pasted on the surface of the fabric by using hand or machine stitching.
Both of these arts are then perfected by the sewing technique (Quilts). This technique is done after inserting a type of foam called dacron or silicon between sheets of fabric of the same size. The result will be more neat and has a thickness that gives its own beauty and uniqueness.
As a result, in one month Lusia able to produce 20 bags, 2 bed cover, 8 pillowcases, and 2 to 3 tablecloths. “Bags are our best-selling product because people prefer to show off so people like to mutually bag, even so the bed cover also still sells hard, this is because some people also like to pay attention to the order of space in the house,” he said when found in His home by Business TeamUKM.com contributor Surabaya, Monday (20/3/2017).
For the price is very varied. The range starts from tens of thousands of rupiah to millions of rupiah. “The price starts from Rp 45 thousand to Rp 4.5 million,” he said.
Recruit Workers Through Training
Overseas translocation rifle handicraft In conducting its business, Lusia is assisted by 6 workers. It is not easy to find Human Resources (HR) that has the embroidery talent is an obstacle faced by Lusia in this business. This is because, the product 80% is handmate (handicraft).
The solution, Lusia also often provide training in a place, for example in the village. “When I give training, I observe the results they make. If his handwork is good then I do not hesitate to offer join to be employed to help my business. The difficulty of recruiting human resources is what makes our workers have a dominant place of residence far from where we are, such as in Pandaan and Tanggulangin but there is also a close namely in Suramadu, “he said.
Recognized Lusia, each month on average able to reap a turnover of about USD 30 million. This success can not be separated from the application of marketing strategy. Starting from online marketing through social networking, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to vigorously promote through exhibition media both local and national scale.
Reach International Markets
Currently, sales of Amira Handicraft products in addition to Surabaya and Jakarta even outside the island also exist as in Kalimantan and Sumatra. Did not rule out, Lusia also hopes its products can reach the Foreign market (LN). “I want to introduce Amira Handicraft products not only in Southeast Asia but also to the continent of Europe,” he hoped.
Although it has been running 13 years, it does not mean this business has no obstacles. The main constraint other than difficult to get human resources, either because of limited skills or unattainment of the worker sitting for hours on his work, Lusia also felt a lot of people have not been able to appreciate the work of art at a reasonable price when to hire HR is not cheap.
On the sidelines of the interview, Lusia did not forget to share caring tips for those who already have embroidery products but do not know how to care for him. Because without proper caring knowledge, embroidery products will be easily damaged.
To care for bed cover is recommended washing using dry clean (dry wash). For bags, should avoid carrying heavy loads, because this bag was created to support the user to look beautiful then we call it a beautiful bag.
Unique Business , Producing Beautiful Craft Products From Plastic Waste
Not only cause unpleasant smell and disrupt the view of the city, it turns out that this plastic waste can dikreasikan into a variety of beautiful handicraft products that sell high in the market.
Plastic garbage piles that used to be a source of problems in almost all regions, now gradually began to be overcome thanks to the touch of creative hands of Indonesian women. One such as Gita Nurwardani, Chairman of the Paragita Foundation is a successful juggle plastic waste in Garut regency, West Java into antique craft items sold in the market.
Some of the antique handicraft products that Paragita Foundation has produced from recycling plastic waste include handbags, handbags, bracelets, rings, and bookshelves from wasted waste. “The unused waste we used to be antiques. The point is from the rubbish that people say no good anymore, we can make a living. Currently, in our area there is no more garbage accumulation, even we lack of waste to be managed into handicrafts, “said Gita, quoted from Detik.news.com.
The success of Paragita Foundation in processing plastic waste is also experienced by Sri Syalwati. This trained woman can be said to be a figure who started making handicrafts from plastic waste in Malang. Even from his hobby of processing plastic waste, now recycling business developed by Sri Syalwati successfully penetrate the Japanese market.
Unlike other tailors, Sri Syalwati sews plastic trash packs of sachet into various beautiful handicrafts such as school bags, wallets, camera bags, laptop bags, pencil boxes, to umbrellas.
“Initially I pioneered this effort with the father (husband, Red), my husband named (alm) Muhammad Yunus was given the skills after attending a plastic waste processing training held an international non-governmental organization (NGO), who care about the environment, at Jakarta (1993). From there I learned to process plastic waste from the father, “said Sri Syalwati, quoted from radarmalang.jawapos.com.
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How To Handle Plastic Waste tobe come Beautiful Craft
Prepare materials and tools:
- Wrap instant drinks
- Needles and sewing thread
- Furing / plain fabric
How to make a unique bag of instant beverage plastic packaging:
- Prepare any sachets of any brand. Cut the top and bottom until both sides open
- Wash all plastic trash packing sachet until clean and then dry to dry
- Cut the sachets plastic packaging into two equal parts
- Fold the plastic 1 cm deep in the top and bottom until the width to 2 cm, then make 1,000 folds from 500 packs or according to the desired size
- Make woven on the four folds to form a propeller
- Next combine the results of woven propellers that have been formed one by one and do not forget to make vertical upright angle to be woven upwards.
- If a plastic handicraft recycling bag is formed, then make a strap bag with the remaining folds forming a triangle. And combine one triangle with another.
- After the rope is ready then sew on the bag basket according to the desired location. Finally, seal the inside of the bag with a vooring cloth bag. Also add a zipper to the top of the bag.