Aarong – a Bangladeshi fair trade organisation and member of the World Fair Trade Organisation is BRAC’s largest social enterprise, with 15 outlets in Bangladesh, more than 100 fashion and lifestyle product lines, and a network of over 65,000 skilled artisans.
We have been exporting both textile and non-textile products to more than 15 countries since 1986. Our exported items include knitwear, woven apparel, home décor and fashion accessories, jute and leather products, candles, as well as novelty items made of metal, terracotta, brass and paper.
We ensure ethical sourcing in the supply chain.
Our suppliers comply with Bangladeshi as well as international labour law and fair trade principles. We conduct ‘social audits’ at every production unit we source from, including our own, which helps us systematically assess the effects of our operation on all stakeholders.
The production units are audited using a comprehensive list of 38 standards under the criteria of working environment, environmental management, structural facilities, product and personnel security, fire safety and system, employee management, and ‘no child or forced labour’.
The units receive colour-coded grades (indicating adequacy, need for improvement, inadequacy or un-fulfilment) for each standard and an overall grade for each criterion. The auditors also take stock of practices and documentations that reflect on the standards maintained by these production units. Finally, the auditors provide the units with corrective action plans, and then monitor how changes are implemented.
Because of Aarong’s auditing activities, many small entrepreneurs have come to learn about social compliance standards, which led them to improve working conditions in their production units, introduce measures for fire prevention and take steps for the betterment of their human resource management.
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Importing from fair trade organisations is a great way to show your support for producers in developing nations. Fair trade principles empower our artisans to compete in the global marketplace and enjoy economic prosperity through fair prices, fair labour conditions, community development and environmental sustainability. Select from the vast range of unique products made by our artisans and help bring positive changes in their lives.
To learn more about our products, packaging and shipping, payment modes, or minimum order quantity, please contact us:
Aarong Centre 346, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka 1208, Bangladesh
Tel: +88 02 8891418 Fax: +88 02 8891405 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Asian Marketing Federation (AMF) has awarded Aarong with the Marketing 3.0 award on September 23rd 2016 competing against companies from its 19 member countries. The award was received by Md. Abdur Rouf, Chief Operating Officer, Aarong, during AMF’s annual award ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.