South East Asia

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.