Become part of a new chapter in the life of a vintage silk sari, by choosing from our Once I Was A Sari Collection, where no two pieces are the same.
The Once I Was A Sari Collection is a story that spans two continents. Saree traders travel through India, visiting homes to obtain saris no longer required by the original owner. These saris often arrive in textile markets having passed through several hands, where they are graded and sorted for quality, condition, pattern and desirability. Any with threads of silver or gold are most highly prized.
Our tailors carefully make their selections for repurposing into Indian silk jackets and scarves, so the silk must be of a specified quality and the colours and patterns that work with our aesthetic. New Saree garments are designed to showcase the splendor of the precious fabric and we love some of the detail these silks display, for example the contrasting sleeves on this jacket. You'll notice the right sleeve is cut from a contrasting border, which is one of my favourite design principles...asymmetry but with balance.
Ladies Modern Saree Jackets - Waste Minimisation Fashion
The beauty of each Saree embroidered silk jacket from India lies in its imperfection, with any minor inclusions being your assurance of an unrepeatable handmade item and second to none vintage sari silk clothing. We call it perfectly imperfect!
We invite you to please enjoy the enduring pleasure of this garment, knowing its creation has left a smaller footprint on our planet. The garment bag has been fashioned from the silk remnants, to further minimise any wastage.
If you have any questions at all about our saree silk jackets, please get in touch with us, to chat about our unique sari clothing!
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