About

Ara the Rat is an Armenian themed t-shirt label founded in 2010.


"Ara the Rat" is a play on words of Mount Ararat, the iconic symbol of Armenia which dominates the skyline of the country’s capital, Yerevan. While around 2 million people live in this mountainous country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia, the Armenian diaspora spans far and wide, from California to Australia and everywhere in between.

Our t-shirts make reference to Armenia or idiosyncrasies of the Armenian culture. But of course, you don't have to be Armenian to wear and enjoy them. Both Armenian and non-Armenian customers from across the world in places like Japan, Germany, Venezuela and almost every state in the U.S. have become part of the Rat Pack. Even celebrated American talk show host Conan O’ Brien wore one during a segment of his show.

All of our t-shirts are conceptualized and designed in-house by Ara the Rat himself. They are then professionally screen printed by hand onto premium fashion-fit t-shirts.

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