About Us

Handicrafts Assocation of Bhutan (HAB) is a not-for-profit CSO that serves as a platform for the
promotion of tradtional handicrafts and preservation of culture, community and local environments.

HAB was formally registered as a Civil Society Organisation in
2011 under the CSO act of Bhutan 2007.

01Trade &
Facilitation
02Artisans Support 03Education &
Awareness
04Product Innovation
& Development

We aim to build an integrated, entrepreneurial and vibrant handicrafts sector in Bhutan,
actively supported by international and local stakeholders that contributes increasingly to
the creative, cultural and economic life of Bhutan.

Our Values

Promote

a positive change

Create

Fair & Complete Accessibility

Encourage

Innovation and Diversity

Our Objectives
& Mandates

Promote handicrafts among
women and in rural communities.

Facilitate the development of the handicraft industry into a profitable and dignified vocation in order to contribute in enhancing rural livelihood.

Take necessary steps to promote, encourage and assist in the development of the handicrafts industry in Bhutan.

Organize exhibitions and handicrafts fairs to promote artistic skills and the potential of the handicraft industry in generating income.

A centre for learning and
enhancement of skills.

Support and develop arts, crafts and related skills to promote and preserve Bhutan’s unique traditional and cultural heritage

Assist any craftsmen or group of craftsmen with information on markets, new product ideas and trainings to enhance skill.

Institute awards for excellence in handicraft related activities.

Platform for collaboration amongst
those working in the handicrafts sector.

To communicate and act as a liaison with the Government, national and international organizations, associations and other mercantile to promote measures in the interest of the handicrafts trade.

Capture international markets through the adaptation and diversification of products in accordance with their saleability. Obtain affiliation with similar organizations in other countries.

Preservation of Bhutanese crafts
and safegaurding its authenticity.

Obtain affiliation with similar organizations in other countries.

Represent handicrafts sector both within and outside the country.

Assist any craftsmen or group of craftsmen with information on markets, new product ideas and trainings to enhance skill.

The HAB
Team