Who We Are
Aagor Daagra Afad is a women weavers’ organization set up by the Action North East Trust (ANT) in Assam that uses the rich weaving tradition of the tribal communities to make contemporary products like garments, upholstery etc. The products are sold under the brand name of Aagor. The trust also works on larger issues of health, women’s empowerment, information, livelihoods and sensitising people to press for their entitlements from the government and alternate income opportunities through weaving, agriculture and off farm activities.
Where we Work
Aagor works with women weavers from the Bodo Tribe in the Chirang district of Assam.
How we Work
Aagor Dagra Afad grew out of a project of called “Weaving Peace”. Initiated in 2002 by THE ANT, the project built on the highly skilled weaving traditions of tribal communities to bring wages and employment to local women. Aagor Dagra Afad follows the same philosophy. It works in a decentralized manner. Women can weave either at the organization’s center or in their homes. Wages are based on what members have agreed as a fair wage, and weavers are paid on a piece rate basis. Design support and access to credit is also provided.
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What We Make
Garments: Kurtas, Skirts and Tops using traditional weaving designs.
Home: Cushions & Throws, Table
Personal: Bags, Stoles & Scarves
Office: Desk Accessories