Mr. Edric Ong

President, ASEAN Handicraft Promotion Development Association (AHPADA)

Day 5 : 25th November 2021, 10.10am

Topic : “Promoting ASEAN Handwoven Textiles and Fashion via Fashion Week Online”

The Biography:

Edric Ong is a multi-awarded Malaysian designer of natural dye textiles, fashion and crafts. He is the Advisor and Immediate Past President of Society Atelier Sarawak, the Arts and Crafts Society of Sarawak in East Malaysia. He is President of the ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA), an organization that administers the UNESCO-AHPADA Craft Seal of Excellence since 2000. He is Advisor and Honorary Member of World Crafts Council Asia Pacific, and Honorary Member of World Crafts Council International.

An architect by training, he is author of several books eg. Sarawak Style, Pua-Kumbu-Iban Textiles;Woven Dreams-Ikat Textiles of Sarawak. He is Founder of the World Eco-Fiber and Textile (WEFT) Network to further the cause of natural fibers and dyes; and Convener of the Biennial WEFT Forum since 1999. He is a curator of many exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, Australia, Japan, India, France, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA.