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Gru 그루

  • +82-2-739-7944
19-18, Yunposun-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Gru is a shop dedicated to the promotion of Fair Trade items. Items in Gru are made by women living in impoverished areas in Asia. These environment-friendly clothing and daily use items are paid with fair prices to help the economic independence of the women. Over 300 Fair Trade items include clothing, handmade items, food, and daily use itmes. In the store, visitors will find meticuously-made shawls, patchwork scarves, and organic cotton tunics in a rainbow of colors.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-739-7944

・Opening date : June 28, 2008

・Operating Hours : 11:00 - 20:00

・Parking Facilities : Not Available

・Closed : New Year and Lunar New Year

・Products Offered : Clothing, handmade crafts, daily use items, and food

・Structure Size : First floor
Area: 188㎡

・Store Information : Individual store

・Restrooms : Available

Ways to Shop

Offline purchase

Access

80 meters from Exit #1, Anguk Station (Subway Line 3): near Starbucks

19-18, Yunposun-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 3 Anguk (안국)- 199.1m

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