Sari Party Tassel Garland

$ 25.00

Make every day a party day with these Sari Party Tassel Garland!! These festive tassel garlands are made from a colorful assortment of up-cycled sari strips and gold mylar ribbon.  Have fun hanging them around your room, decorate your college dorm room or just accent a wall or doorway in your home.  Fun, colorful and breezy, you'll want to collect more than one for an expression of your flirty nature!  Due to the upcycled nature of this product, expect variations in the colors and patterns.  All are unique and one of a kind and the sari strips are left unfinished and purposely frayed.  The string across is twisted around at 7" long and tassels are 9". 

      • Approximate dimensions is 7' 6"
      • Upcycled Indian textiles, synthetic fabric
      • Spot clean for care
      • Assorted Color/Patterns
      • As is the case with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
      • Handmade/Womenmade in India

 Upcycled Sari

Saris have been present in Indian culture and imagery for thousands of years. Hindu goddesses of beauty, knowledge and power are depicted draped in the colorful garments, and women throughout India wear saris for many occasions. Upcycling saris reincarnates these beautiful fabrics into eco-chic fashion accessories while empowering women artisans to build sustainable livelihoods and communities.

 

United through the guidance of our India team, small groups of women from urban slums in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh work in their homes to learn simple techniques to fashion jewelry and home décor with upcycled saris and other recycled materials. Because of the patriarchal culture, most of the women are confined to their homes with family responsibilities. The training and income provided by this craft empowers them financially and strengthens their confidence and support for their families and community.

 

Handmade Expressions

Handmade Expressions is a sourcing partner for socially and environmentally responsible products. They work with underprivileged and disadvantaged artisans in India and strive to improve their economic and social standing by creating self-sustainable employment following fair trade practices.

They partner with grass-root level NGOs and artisan cooperatives and help them create high quality handmade goods. They empower the artisans with market and fashion information that allow them to create functional products. At the same time, they encourage them to use natural fibers and recycled material wherever possible. They also fight child labor by empowering artisans through fair income and opportunities, so they can send their children to school.