Hand stitched sari products
The special thing about the sari products is that they are hand-stitched with uniform visible stitches, called kantha stitches. Kantha is a special way of embroidery and is a centuries-long tradition originally from Bangladesh and India. The Kantha tradition is also very meaningful because it is about giving new life to something old, and the beautiful colors and patterns on the saris turn the products into small unique works of art.
The story behind the colorful sari products
The colorful sari products are not only beautiful, they are also unique. There are only a few or one of each product because there is a limit to how many products can be made from one sari. A sari is a piece of cloth that has traditionally been worn by women in e.g. Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal. It can be an heirloom passed down from generation to generation and used on special occasions or a garment worn every day.
Thus, all sari products have one history, as the beautiful old saris have been upcycled and given a new life. This also means that the products are not "perfect" and may have minor spots and patches on them. Likewise, there will never be two products that are exactly alike, because the products are handmade. We hope that you will appreciate the small features of the products and their history and hope that you will be able to enjoy them for many years into the future.
Your purchase makes a difference
When you buy a sari bag, you help ensure proper, meaningful and dignified jobs for marginalized women in Bangladesh. The women work at a socially responsible company, Saidpur Enterprises, where they receive a fair salary, annual bonus (dividend) and professional training. Saidpur Enterprises is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), which audits and guarantees that the organization is a socially responsible workplace.