in 1978, Aarong is a fair trade organisation dedicated to
bring about positive changes in the lives of disadvantaged artisans
and underprivileged rural women by reviving and promoting their
skills and craft. Reaching out to weavers, potters, brass workers,
jewellers, jute workers, basket weavers, wood carvers, leather
workers and more, Aarong embraces and nurtures a diverse representation
of 65,000 artisans, 85% of whom are women. Today, Aarong has become the foundation upon which independent cooperative groups and family-based artisans market their craft, in an effort to position the nation’s handicraft industry on a world platform of appreciation and acknowledgement.