Mr Edric ONG – Malaysia
EDRIC ONG is an architect, author and international speaker on crafts and textiles. He is the President of Society Atelier Sarawak, an organization formed to promote the traditional arts and crafts of Malaysian Borneo. He is also the Founder and President of the World Eco-Fibre & Textile (WEFT) Forum devoted to researching, sustaining and promoting natural dyes and fibres of Asia, Africa and the Americas. As a UNESCO Consultant, he has coordinated the participation of the Award of Excellent winners from Asia in International Fairs ( Santa Fe Folk Art Market, USA and Maison & Objet in Paris). Edric Ong has been honored with numerous awards, among others the ‘Aid to Artisans Advocate Award 2006’ and the ‘Mercedes Benz Stylo Award’ for his collection and designs reflecting the cultural heritage of Malaysia.