Ara Borgstena is a leading textile company in Malaysia

Ara Borgstena collaborated with UiTM for the development of songket since 2007

This mass-produced songket by machine is not competing with traditional handloom songket weavers but to compete with other big competitors from Pakistan, India, and Indonesia.

Our first songket production is "Daun Sireh" motif for government staff (Krarftangan) in 2007. Followed by "Keris" motif songket for DBKL in conjuction with Wilayah Day in 2008.

MoA with UiTM was succesfully signed in April 2010. Since then, Ara has been aggresively promoting songket to universities, hotels and other sectors.

Type of Songket

Throw Pillow

Neck Tie

Table Runner


Tissue Box Cover



Convocation Robe

Songket for Fashion

Dame Zandra Rhodes Fashion Week

Project History

School Samping

  1. Maahad Intergrasi Tahfiz Sains & Teknologi (Shah Alam) - MITS
  2. Sekolah Agama Menengah Tinggi Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (Banting) - SAMTAR
  3. MRSM Kuala Kangsar
  4. Sekolah Menengah Sains Kuala Selangor - KUSES
  5. Sekolah Agama Menengah Jeram - SMAJ

Lapel & Robe

  1. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  2. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  3. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  4. Universiti Teknologi Melaka (UTEM)
  6. Universiti Islam Malaysia (UIM)
  7. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  8. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

Songket Frame

  1. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed
  2. MTDC
  3. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)


  1. Perodua - Samping
  2. UiTM - Samping
  3. Tenun DiRaja Pahang Felda - Samping
  4. Zandra Rhodes - Fashion
  5. Radzwan Radzwill – Istana Perak
  6. MAIS – Samping
  7. Kraftangan – Blazer
  8. Yayasan Terengganu – Neck Tie
  9. Sekolah Menengah Alam Shah Alumni – Samping
  10. Palm Garden Hotel – Wall Hanging
  11. Darul Makmur Hotel - Bedrunner