Bengok Craft together with the creative youth of Indonesia cultivate ‘enceng gondok’ or water hyacinth, a plant that is considered as weed and no value. Through the exploration of the creative minds, we reduce the amount of excess water hyacinth to create many valuable goods of crafts. Customers can also custom made the crafts. By purchasing Bengok Craft’s product, customers have participated to support better environment andcommunity development. Bengok Craft buy raw materials from water hyacinth farmers and buy fabrics from MSMEs that sell factory-processed fabric. Bengok Craft also embrace local residents to become crafters and also home tailors at our company.
Bengok Craft is a community based effort on community empowerment through the development of water hyacinth processing into various handicrafts. In our place, a suburb of Rawa Pening, which is actually the biggest producer of water hyacinth, water hyacinth farmers become a job for the major. We wish to improve the local’s wellfare by processing water hyacinth into various handicrafts by involving local people. So for the next, our place is not only known as a producer of water hyacinth, but also become a center of water hyacinth craft with craftsmen initiated by the local people.