Who can join ARDICI ?

  • Artisans registered in the CMA-NC Directory of Crafts and working in stone, leather, wood, earth, textiles, jewellery, glass, metal and weaving. The list of crafts is available on the INMA website http://www.institut-metiersdart.org
  • Wood carvers having only a RIDET registration
  • Artisans offering a range of products for the tourism market: cosmetics, essential oils, engravings, candles, silk screen prints, etc.

Informal sector associations, collectives and activities do not qualify for the scheme.

Products must be made locally.

Why join ARDICI ?

  • To gain an edge over your competitors

    To gain an edge over your competitors

    A logo, a clear symbol of your commitment to local craft values, which you can affix beside your own brand.

    An easily recognisable reference on which customers can rely to ensure the products they purchase are authentic and locally made.

    A selling point effective in raising customer awareness about iconic New Caledonian products.

    A membership pack comprising promotional material : labels, flyers, posters …

    A coordinated, broadly disseminated communication strategy to ensure greater economic impact.

  • To gain the benefits of a proactive approach aimed at a wide audience

    To gain the benefits of a proactive approach aimed at a wide audience

    A brand targeting local purchasers (individuals, businesses, communities) and customers from abroad (visitors from France, cruise passengers, foreign tourists, international trade shows, exports and e-commerce).

    Brand promotion to these target markets with the support of key economic, cultural and tourism players.

    Members who are ambassadors for a brand they value and protect. The individual commitment of each member to the brand creates a spirit of positive emulation which benefits all its users.

  • To obtain an official recognition of your specific identity and products

    To obtain an official recognition of your specific identity and products

    Recognition that your products are locally sourced and are craft products, as proved by a logo.

    A protected mark, under the aegis of the New Caledonia Chamber of Trades and Crafts.

    Endorsement of your special and specific skills and methods.

    A determination shared by all members to boost awareness and appreciation of their skills and know-how.

How can I join ARDICI ?

Becoming an ARDICI member is a voluntary process engaged by any company submitting an application in accordance with a standard procedure. The procedure is simple and involves no admission or renewal fee.

The award criteria are transparent and based on two key principles: the New Caledonian origin of the finished products and the method used to make them.

Application for ARDICI mark membership involves submitting an application file to the Awarding Committee.

Step 1

Get your application file

You can get your application file from the CMA NC head office or from local branches (La Foa, Panda, Koné, Poindimié).

The following documents must be included with your application :

  • Summary of your career
  • Description of your products
  • Description of your tools and production methods
  • Digital photos showing you, your workshop and your products

You can ask for a CMA-NC officer to help you put your application file together.

If more than one type of product is concerned (e.g. a company making both fabric and jewellery designs), you will need to submit two separate applications (one file for fabric products and one file for jewellery products).

Step 2 

Send in your application file

 

You should post your completed application file, together with all supporting documents, before the specified closing date for submission, to :

The President of the Chamber of Trades and Crafts
10 avenue James Cook – Nouville
BP 4186
98 848 Nouméa Cédex.

In 2019, Awarding Committee meetings will be held on 6 March and 4 September. Application deadlines are 15 February for the 6 March Awarding Committee and 16 August for the 4 September Awarding Committee.

Step 3

Hand in a sample of your work

 

Hand in a representative sample of your products at the CMA head office or branches at least 15 days before the date set for the Awarding Committee to convene (samples are returned no later than 15 days after the committee meets).

What you need to know