With incomparable handcrafted designs, I was a Sari is redefining the style of those who wear it – offering a new soulful brand. Taking an eco-ethical approach to fashion, I was a Sari is placing pre-loved Indian saris at the heart of a new style, and empowering women artisans from Mumbai to become the designers of their own futures.With women empowerment at the core of everything we do, I was a Sari engages women from underprivileged communities to become the artisans of our designs and their futures. The relationship with the artisans and the entire training and production process is managed through our NGO’s partners: Community Outreach Programme and Animedh Charitable Trust .
These women come from different backgrounds and families – having often received little education. They come to our partner’s vocational training centres for a variety of reasons – each unique to their own set of circumstances. However, they all end up united by a passion for their work, realizing that their involvement matters and that the initiative’s success is contingent on their dedication and creativity.I was a Sari is a zero dividend initiative that invests all its profits back into developing the brand or to advancing their main cause – women empowerment.I was a Sari sees itself as a proof of concept which can be replicated in countless other iconic fashion materials – turning them into something unique, new and soulful.