Our process: How we upcycle old silk saris into one of a kind vintage silk scarves and kimonos.
The process starts with local “Sari Wallahs” in India who go door to door bartering with housewives for old saris in exchange for kitchen utensils.
Sari Wallahs bring their goods to neighborhood dealer markets to be offered for sale.
Vintage silk saris for sale
A beautiful old sari for sale.
Our team visits the neighborhood markets on a weekly basis, searching for the prettiest old saris that we can upcycle into scarves and kimonos. Old saris must be tested for condition and material content.
A burn test must be done to determine if a sari is silk or synthetic. Silk will burn to ash. Synthetic will melt.
Soap nuts are a natural cleanser which we use in an eco friendly wash process
Washing with Soapnuts
After washing, saris are sorted for condition and color
A typical sari is about 4’ wide and 16’-18’ long
Saris are cut into long strips and stitched together in various beautiful color mixes
Small repairs are mended by hand
Stitched saris are then given a second wash, then twisted onto bamboo and left to dry in the sun
When dryed, scarves are shaken out to reveal a unique crinkled effect which helps the assorted colors come together in a gorgeous, eye pleasing blend.
Seriously Sustainable. Greensewn one of kind vintage sari scarves, wraps and kimonos.
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