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Collection: Once I Was A Sari Collection

 

There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.
Mahatma Ghandi

 

*** Supporting Zero Waste Fashion ***


Photo by Where The Wilde Things Are in Silvan, Victoria. Image may contain: one or more people and people standing
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. Sari 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 garments, so the silk must be of a specified quality and the colours and patterns that work with our aesthetic. New 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...assymetry but with balance.
The beauty of each item lies in its imperfection, with any minor inclusions being your assurance of an unrepeatable handmade item. We call it perfectly imperfect!

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 off cuts, to minimise any wastage. 


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