As an activity of Products Innovation and Design unit, Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Craft, APIC, has organized 10 days practical based training workshop on paper packaging and designing from 4th– 13th November 2013 at National Institute of Zorig Chusum, Kawang Jangsa with the financial support from UNDP.

The participants were from craft bazaar and National Institute of Zorig Chhusum. We hired two resource people, Mr. Jigme dorji from Khapti, Trashigang and Mr. Rinchen Phuntsho, Proprietor, Tashi Gongphel and Bhutanese Paper Factory, Paro who have relevant skills for this workshop.

The main reason for organizing this workshop is to inculcate skills and give ideas on proper packaging for craft items that are being sold in our local markets. Though the goods are being finely produced and look attractive but it confuses our buyers, especially tourist in taking home these gift items since it compromises security against breakage. Till date, our craft dealers have never practiced the system of proper packaging; therefore this could be one reason where there are fewer buyers for our craft products.

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