340 Women ar­ti­sans gear up for an­nual event

They were the qual­i­fiers of the di­vi­sional craft shows held across the four di­vi­sions As or­gan­is­ers the Min­istry of Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Alle­vi­a­tion ex­pect a to­tal of 340 women to par­tic­i­pate at the 2018 Expo

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SHIRIKA SHALINI

The 2018 Na­tional Women’s Expo will be held at the FMF Gym­na­sium, Lau­cala in Suva from June 21 to 23. Women from all di­vi­sions across Fiji will be rep­re­sented.

As or­gan­is­ers, the Min­istry of Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Alle­vi­a­tion, ex­pect a to­tal of 340 women to par­tic­i­pate at the 2018 Expo. “These women ar­ti­sans were the qual­i­fiers of the Di­vi­sional Craft shows held across the four di­vi­sions which in­clude north­ern, east­ern, cen­tral and western in prepa­ra­tion for the main event,” the state­ment from the min­istry said.

The event will be for three days and will cre­ate a plat­form for women to show­case their prod­ucts, sell and con­nect to sus­tain­able mar­kets.

Prod­ucts of the 340 ar­ti­sans are hand­made and is in­clu­sive of both tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary prod­ucts.

Sew­ing items, tye and dye, patch­work, and home­wares are some of the other things to look for­ward to at the expo next month.

There will also be food stalls from women’s groups and flo­ral cul­tural dis­plays.

The other ser­vices from Gov­ern­ment agen­cies, com­mer­cial banks and NGOs will also be avail­able at the event

The Fiji Ru­ral Women’s Fash­ion Show will also be held in con­junc­tion with the event on June 22. This plat­form al­lows emerg­ing ru­ral women de­sign­ers to show­case their tal­ents in the na­tional and pub­lic arena for recog­ni­tion and de­vel­op­ment of in­di­vid­ual busi­nesses.

Edited by Percy Kean

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