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ARANYA is a craft research and development organization which has been working with the revival and promotion of the fine craft traditions of Bangladesh for more than two decades. As a fair trade microenterprise, ARANYA’s partnership with craftspeople guarantees and fair wages and ensures that they are not exploited or undervalued.


ARANYA has revived natural dyes in Bangladesh and is acknowledged internationally as one of the foremost experts in this field. Initially trained by Indian consultants in six basic dye shades, ARANYA has developed and standardized thirty colorfast shades which are non-pollutant and eco-friendly. It has conducted regular training workshops in Bangladesh and abroad, particularly in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Turkey and U.K.