Each scarf has a story of its own, and now you have the chance to write the next chapter for this one. Made from part of an up-cycled vintage cotton sari, this scarf was handmade by a local Indian woman using the kantha stitch, which is a sewing technique that originated in West Bengal, in an environment guided by fair trade principles in order to produce ethical textiles. The kantha stitch is woven into the very fabric of this culture in West Bengal!
One sari can make up to 4 scarves. Each scarf will have the same colors, but possibly different arrangments of the same pattern. Wear this scarf with pride knowing that your purchase has helped women that have been marginalized now understand what it means to find work in a fair trade working environment!
Please note that these scarves are made from previously worn saris and may have some imperfections like patches or typical wear and aging. These slight imperfections tell a part of the story and add to each scarf's charm and uniqueness.
Receive a photo with the item you purchase! Each ReMade scarf includes a color photo of some of the ladies that have been employed and empowered by ReMade. There are some ladies that chose not to have their pictures taken, so to honor them and respect their wishes, you will receive a picture of several ladies that work at ReMade. You can also find the bios of each lady on this website under "Artisians".
Size: Approximately 6ft long X 2ft wide (size vary slightly due to each one being handcut and sewn by hand). It is light weight and easy to wear, the kantha stitch makes it sturdy and not subject to fraying or tears.
Thickness: 1 layer of cotton sari material
Care Instructions: Handmade in India. Cotton material. Handwash or wash on gentle cycle. Lay flat to dry or dry on low heat or no heat in a dryer. Handle with love!