Category: Garments & Textile
Aarong is a leading and reputed chain store in Bangladesh. It is an associate of BRAC, world’s largest NGO based in Bangladesh. Aarong was established in the year 1978 by the dynamic initiative of Ayesha Abed and Martha Chen. It protects and promotes Bangladeshi handicrafts, and creates opportunities for disadvantaged artisans and rural women. Hence, it employs nearly 65,000 artisans of whom eighty-five percent (85%) are women. As a leading retail chain in the country, Aarong always promotes crafts and styles of Bangladesh through its products. Its product types include clothing, fabric, leather goods, non-textile craft, footwear, home decor, jewelry, and more.
Currently, Aarong has thirteen (13) outlets in different cities of Bangladesh. Its outlets are located in – Dhanmondi, Gulshan, Uttara, Moghbazar, Mirpur, Jamuna Future Park, Aarong Wari, Narayangonj, Sholoshahar (Chittagong), Halishahar (Chittagong), Shib Bari (Khulna), Ranir Bazar (Comilla), and Naya Shorok (Sylhet).
Because of Excellence for Handicrafts, Aarong’s many products have received the UNESCO Award. Moreover, its products are exported in different countries of Asia, Europe and North America. Since its establishment, Aarong has been working to alleviate poverty through economic development and human capacity building particularly focusing on the empowerment of women, which is BRAC’s mission.
Aarong Centre, 346, Tejgaon Industrial Area,
Dhaka - 1208, Bangladesh
Phone: 8802 8891404
Aarong Sholoshahar, Chittagong:
Biman Bhaban, 1/2, CDA Avenue, Sholoshahar
Aarong Halishahar, Chittagong:
Lane # 1, Road # 1, House # 1, Block # L, Halishahar H/A
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