Updated: Oct 14, 2021
In 2019, Unmana Rynjah founded Arras with a love for fashion and a commitment towards sustainable development. She relocated to her hometown Guwahati, in the Northeastern part of India, to understand the unique handicraft strengths of the region. Arras' premise is rooted in creating responsible fashion by building a supply chain that benefits stakeholders across the value chain. This includes the large population of workers involved in textile production (including farmers), indigenous weavers and end consumers, while keeping our responsibilities towards the environment at the fore.
We are passionate about climate action and believe in the power of fashion to create change. The responsibility of creating clothing in a non-exploitative system lies with us so that our customers are able to make conscious choices easily.
We want to make sustainable fashion the industry norm and not just a marketing buzzword. At the heart of it all, we want Arras to be a platform that inspires optimism to everyone. If the start of Arras is any proof at all, then our passions can become our careers, our individual action can help try to fight climate change and our work can empower local communities.