How are Saris Upcycled?

Old saris are sold by households to pedlars, who sell the saris onto companies who usually recycle them. While recycling is great, the process does require a lot of energy.

So instead, we reuse the saris. We don't process them at all - they are simply cleaned and sorted, before we use them to create home accessories. Because each sari has a different colour and pattern, each product in our Sari Collection is genuinely unique.

  • Reduces Textile Waste

    Discarded clothing ending up in landfill is a major global problem. Reusing textiles reduces greenhouse gases and saves landfill space.

  • Extends the Lifecycle

    By reusing the saris to create items with a long lifetime, such as our Sari + Seagrass Bowls, it delays and reduces the quantity of textiles that go to waste.

  • Minimum Impact on the Planet

    Unlike recycling, there is no industrial process involved for upcycling. The saris are cleaned and reused as they are, so it requires much less energy.

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  • Seagrass

    Seagrasses grow very quickly in shallow saltwater along coastlines and rivers. Once mature the grasses are cut by hand and dried in the sun, then hand twisted and woven. The dried seagrass is durable and moisture-resistant. Learn more

  • Jute

    Jute plants are easy to grow with little need for fertilisers or pesticides and have a high yield per acre. They absorb more CO2 than trees so are good for the air, and are enriching for the soil. Learn more

  • Recycled Wool

    Used wool fabrics are collected in recycling banks around the world. In India they are sorted into colour, broken down into fibres, spun into yarn and then woven into fabric. Learn more