Women in India save fabric from their favorite saris, and stitch them together with colorful thread to create these one-of-a-kind vintage sari throws. Hand-sewn by fair trade artisans in South Asia, the multiple, quilted layers make these kantha throws soft and warm.
Our vibrant sari throws are also reversible, so when you need a fresh look just flip them over.
*Each throw is unique and original, due to the use of reclaimed sari fabric. So once it's gone, it's gone!
Country of Origin:
75" x 36" (approximately)
About the Artisan:
By purchasing this recycled sari product, you are providing fair employment, educational training, and healthcare to women from the some of the poorest areas and slums in India and Bangladesh.
The sari materials were purchased at a fair rate from poor areas of Calcutta, and the manufacturing of these scarves provides fair-wage jobs for over 50 men and women.
Their recycled sari products are made in conjunction with Connexions, a non-profit vocational training center in that trains and employs women from the slum districts. The artisans are trained in English, literacy, math, budgeting. They also take lessons on women issues, such as exploitation, legal rights, health and hygiene.
Video by ferasha films.