Handicrafts Programme

IMG_1073 The function of our handicrafts program is to improve the socio economic condition of marginalized and rural women in order to make their products more marketable both in the local and international market.  TARANGO’s service coverage extends to more than 12,000 women in the districts of Dhaka, Barisal, Dinajpur, Gopalgonj, Faridpur, Tangail, and Lalmonirhat.  The Handicraft program is a Fair Trade initiative of TARANGO started in 1989.

 TARANGO works closely with several Fair-Trade organizations in Europe and able to establish a nice market for its handcrafts products in Australia, Japan, China, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA, Finland, Italy, Singapore, Greenland and Canada.

The goal of our handicrafts program is to improve the design and quality of the local handicrafts in order to make them more marketable to local and international markets. The women employed by our Handicrafts Programme receive the following:


  • Training
  • Supplies of Raw Materials
  • Marketing
  • Guidance into self-directed action

TARANGO works closely with several Fair-Trade organizations both locally and 

Establish its market for Handicraftsinternationally and has established a market for its handcrafts products that generates a small but considerable income for its producers. Working withe Fair-Trade organizations has allowed them to:

  • Use of Eco-friendly technologies to reduce energy consumption and create awareness of environmental hazards
  • Ensure fair wages for artisans and following the Fair trade standard as WFTO members.

Click here to learn more about all 10 of the Fair Trade principles that TARANGO abides by.

TARANGO provides support in a for layer approach that consists of the following:

  • Market oriented Skill development Training
  • New product development support
  • Environment friendly raw materials & Marketing support
  • Guidance into self-directed action


Learn more about success stories of artisans and their families.

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Take a look at some of the beautiful products that TARANGO sells.