Running Dog Ornament
The Running Dog Ornament will make a special gift for a jolly jogger (a truly rare breed). This coir ornament was made by artisans working with our fair trade partner Community Crafts Association. CCAP supports the growth of small local workshops so they can offer sustainable employment to more members of their community.
Fair Trade and Handmade in the Philippines
Community Crafts Association of the Philippines, popularly known as CCAP, is a social development NGO committed to the development and empowerment of community-based Filipino artisans. CCAP provides marginalized artisans with export promotion and marketing assistance. Locally, CCAP links artisans with government or nongovernmental agencies supporting the handicraft industry.
Established in 1973, CCAP administers two programs: the Social Development and Advocacy Program (SDAP) and the Entrepreneurial Development Program (EDP). These programs have reached out to various sectors of the society such as people with disabilities, indigenous groups, urban poor and rural poor communities identified as “poorest of the poor” by the Philippine social welfare and development agency. Currently CCAP works with more than 600 active artisans nationwide.
CCAP is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the Asian Fair Trade Federation (AFTF) and the Philippine Fair Trade Forum (PFTF).