Upcycled Silk, One-of-a-kind, all artisan-made garments.
Saris are traditional outer garments of Indian women consisting of a piece of brightly colored, frequently embroidered Silk. The cloth can be four to seven meters long. It is worn wrapped around the body with the end left hanging or used over the head as a hood.
Each piece in our Sari Collection is made out of an up-cycled Sari or leftover material that we carefully handpicked along our travels through India. This is our most iconic and voluminous collection. Our very first pieces were upcycled out of saris in 2018. Cautiously selected by us in order to continue the life of these traditional Indian garments. Thus the circular production from one human to another takes place in the mids of our brand. Our designs are all one-of-a-kind and true pieces of art, representing garments that will hopefully be cherished among generations.
The sari and leftover fabrics are turned into these unique Wrap-tops, pants, jumpsuits, etc. by the Saheli Women Social Enterprise focusing on women empowerment, rural community development, and sustainable growth in Bhikhamkor, Northern India. We have been working and co-creating together since 2018, this organization employs 80+ female artisans in creating clothes in order to be financially independent. Two further projects are run by the Saheli Women organization, through clothing production: 1) Girls Education Project 2) Healthcare Project For further info about their amazing work please visit their website : saheliwomen.com
An important reminder: Due to the fact that the fabrics are upcycled, we don’t know their exact origin and 100% composition. Especially the saris, which have been worn by Indian women before they were meticulously chosen by us, may have small imperfections. We consider the story and slight imperfections as a strength and the beauty behind celebrating upcycling and the fabric’s authentic life from the past.
We hope that you continue the story of this item with great pride to celebrate the uniqueness and love that has been put into every stitch of this piece of art.