Sari Party Tassel – Pink & Blue
This gorgeous and infinitely unique garland has been handmade using upcycled saris and gold mylar ribbon. Beautifully colourful, the garland sees the symbolic sari rebirthed as a decorative piece symbolising empowered women, Hindu goddesses of beauty, knowledge and power. The garland is handmade with pride and care by the women of a fair trade and ethical artisans’ collective in Old Delhi.
Upcycled Sari fabric
Saris have been present in Indian culture and imagery for thousands of years. Hindu goddesses of beauty, knowledge and power are depicted draped in the colorful garments, and women throughout India wear saris for many occasions. Upcycling saris reincarnates these beautiful fabrics into eco-chic fashion accessories while empowering women artisans to build sustainable livelihoods and communities.
UPCYCLED SARI ARTISANS
United through the guidance of our India team, small groups of women from urban slums in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh work in their homes to learn simple techniques to fashion jewelry and home décor with upcycled saris and other recycled materials. Because of the patriarchal culture, most of the women are confined to their homes with family responsibilities. The training and income provided by this craft empowers them financially and strengthens their confidence and support for their families and community.
Your purchase promotes fair trade practices — creating opportunities for our Sisters and women to gain financial independence, supporting safe and empowering working conditions, ensuring the rights of children and respecting cultural identify and diversity. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Your purchase directly helps lift women and their families out of poverty creating a ripple effect that strengthens the economy, breaks unwanted cycles and creates a better world.
Global Sisters seeks to empower marginalized producers and women who are excluded from mainstream employment by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation.
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