We're excited to announce thebestofzambia.com is now infobwana.com
· More
Prospero Zambia
Prospero Zambia
Posted News
almost 3 years ago

PEPZ hosts showcase of new handicrafts collections and designs for export and tourism markets

Zambia stakes claim to share of $40 billion international crafts sector

At a showcase event just held in Lusaka, the Private Enterprise Programme Zambia (PEPZ) has unveiled new collections and designs from 25 handicrafts artisan groups from Western, Eastern, Southern, Central and Lusaka Provinces. The crafts represented include jewellery, baskets, ceramics, bags, wood, toys and models, candles, soaps and home textiles.

This Showcase was held in advance of the arrival over the coming few weeks of several international wholesale buyers who have been encouraged to visit with a view to establishing purchasing links with Zambian artisans. It was also attended by buyers from hotels, lodges and other tourist destinations within Zambia.

The new export and tourism-oriented designs and collections were developed with the direct assistance of a group of specialists in design for international markets headed by Elaine Bellezza of Bellezza Global Consulting. Ms Bellezza has 25 years’ experience of

working with handcraft artisans in Africa, helping them achieve sustainable sales in both domestic and export markets. Speaking at the Zambian Crafts Showcase about the ability of Zambia to compete in the $40 billion international handicrafts market, Ms Bellezza spoke about the strong position that Zambia is in, with a range of products that could be attractive to buyers. She declared that handicrafts should be taken seriously as a manufacturing sector in its own right. “The first and most important thing we have to do is change our attitude. We have to start thinking of this sector as a consumer goods industry with enormous potential”, she commented.

UKaid, through PEPZ, is supporting the current project to assist artisans to make products suitable for target markets and facilitate links with appropriate buyers. Head of the UKaid office in Zambia, Mark Richardson, took up the theme reflecting that “Zambian handicrafts offer a profitable business growth opportunity. Requiring only simple tools and local raw materials, crafts offer artisans a positive way to increase incomes through use of their skills”.

Mr Tobias Tembo, Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Arts who was guest of honour at the Handicrafts Showcase, spent a considerable time visiting the exhibitors and examining the new designs and collections on display. Speaking about the initiative to develop export potential for Zambian crafts, Mr Tembo stated that the Government “is fully behind this exciting opportunity especially through the National Arts Council, the National Museums Board and the Zambian Development Agency who have been party to the project from the very beginning”.

PEPZ hosts showcase of new handicrafts collections and designs for export and tourism markets
Prospero Zambia image
Prospero Zambia
Lusaka
Capacity building
Business consultants
Investment
Prospero is a UK aid-funded private sector development entity designed to incentivise investment in innovation that will change the way that market systems work and create new growth opportunities for MSMEs. Formerly Private Enterprise Programme Zambia (PEPZ), the organisation focuses on the following high-growth potential sectors: food and agriculture, mining and mining services, tourism and hospitality, investment services and business services.
You may be interested in...
Link Mining Suppliers
Link Mining Suppliers
Computers and Accessories
Hp 126a Ce313 Magenta Toner Cartridge  image
$335.43
Buy on Shopbwana
Hp 126a Ce313 Magenta Toner Cartridge
Printing Materials
Hewlett-Packard
Make documents and marketing materials look professional when you print with Original HP Toner cartridges specifically designed for your LaserJet Pro. Keep your home or office productive by avoiding wasted time and supplies.
Link Mining Suppliers
Link Mining Suppliers
Computers and Accessories
Hp 934xlb/ 935xl Black & Colour High Yield Ink Cartridges image
$26.26
Buy on Shopbwana
Compatible with: HP Officejet Pro 6830, HP Officejet Pro 6230.
Link Mining Suppliers
Link Mining Suppliers
Computers and Accessories
Hp 953xl  Black & Colour High Yield Ink Cartridges image
$42.02
Buy on Shopbwana
Hp 953xl Black & Colour High Yield Ink Cartridges
Printing Materials
Hewlett-Packard
Compatible with HP Officejet Pro 7720, Officejet Pro 7730, Officejet Pro 7740, Officejet Pro 8210, Officejet Pro 8218, Officejet Pro 8710, Officejet Pro 8715, Officejet Pro 8716, Officejet Pro 8718, Officejet Pro 8720, Officejet Pro 8725, Officejet Pro 8728, Officejet Pro 8730, Officejet Pro 8740
Link Mining Suppliers
Link Mining Suppliers
Computers and Accessories
Hp 43x Black Toner Cartridge  image
$157.56
Buy on Shopbwana
Hp 43x Black Toner Cartridge
Printing Materials
Hewlett-Packard
Compatible with HP Laserjet 9000 Series, 9040 Series, 9050 Series, 9100 Series, M9040MFP, M9050mfp- (Hp Q8543x)
Link Mining Suppliers
Link Mining Suppliers
Computers and Accessories
Hp 901xl  Tri-Colour High Yield Ink Cartridge image
$39.39
Buy on Shopbwana
Hp 901xl Tri-Colour High Yield Ink Cartridge
Printing Materials
Hewlett-Packard
Compatible with HP OfficeJet J4680, HP OfficeJet J4580, HP OfficeJet 4500, HP OfficeJet J4660, HP OfficeJet J 4600 Series, HP OfficeJet J 4585, HP OfficeJet J 4580, HP OfficeJet J 4550, HP OfficeJet J 4545, HP OfficeJet J 4540, HP OfficeJet J 4535, HP OfficeJet J 4524, HP OfficeJet J 4500 Series, HP OfficeJet 4500 Series, HP OfficeJet 4500 Wireless, HP OfficeJet J 4624, HP OfficeJet J 4660, HP OfficeJet J 4680, HP OfficeJet J 4680 C
Alliance Media Zambia image
Alliance Media Zambia
Multimedia and Advertising
Lusaka
Operating in 23 countries, Alliance Media is an industry leader in outdoor advertising. The company has been awarded the European Union Award for innovative media and the prestigious "Best Outdoor Advertising Company" award in multiple markets for the past 10 consecutive years. Alliance Media Zambia offers billboard and airport advertising, landmark outdoor sites, street furniture as well as mall media.
ETG Agri Inputs Zambia Ltd image
ETG Agri Inputs Zambia Ltd
Agrochemicals
Fertilisers
Seeds and seedlings
Lusaka
+4 locations
ETG Agri Inputs Zambia is your one-stop-shop for Kynoch, Falcon and Zamfert fertilisers. The company also supplies an extensive range of high-quality seeds and agro-chemicals. Their trained team of agricultural consultants provide farmers with professional agronomic services. Since its inception, ETG has emerged as one of Africa’s largest agricultural conglomerates. Its footprint expands across sub-Saharan Africa, North America, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asian countries. The group’s supply chain penetrates deep into remote agricultural regions where they procure commodities from smallholder farmers through their strategically located centres.
Fairworld Properties Ltd image
Fairworld Properties Ltd
Commercial property
Residential property
Agricultural land and property
Kitwe
Lusaka
Fairworld Properties is a property consultancy that specialises in corporate leasing, tenant representation, residential, commercial and agriculture brokerage, investment planning and valuation of properties and goods. The company provides investors with maximum flexibility by offering debt and equity solutions in addition to its core product. If you are intending to acquire a house, land or any other property, Fairworld is ready to help and carefully take you through the process.
Avensis Solutions Ltd image
Avensis Solutions Ltd
Cleaning products and equipment
Environmental equipment
Sanitary facilities
Lusaka
Avensis Solutions was formed in response to the growing demand for various health and hygiene goods and services. You can hire VIP and portable toilets, marquees, mobile offices and cold storage units, mobile bars and exhibition stands. The company also offers a wide selection of motion-sensing lights and sanitation chemicals. Avensis Solutions prides itself on its expert knowledge of the local market, its good rapport with event management companies as well as its integrity and trustworthiness.
Jewel of Africa image
Jewel of Africa
Jewellery and watches
Gemstones and Lapidary
Gift shops and Souvenirs
Lusaka
+5 locations
Jewel of Africa are manufacturers of world class jewellery using Zambian gemstones such as emerald, tourmaline, garnets, aquamarines, citrines, Amethyst. They offer exquisite pendants, earrings, rings and more. This beautifully presented design-led jewellery proudly competes in the international market. A quality jewellery repair service is also available and rings can be resized. Their experts will be happy to help you with other services, valuations, engraving, cleaning and polishing.