5 Homegrown Labels Repurposing Sarees In Their Garments To Make Statement Pieces

5 Homegrown Labels Repurposing Sarees In Their Garments To Make Statement Pieces

The tradition of upcycling has been ingrained in desi households far before it was even considered cool. From hand me downs to repurposed garments, accessories and much more, the Saree is a prices sartorial garment that changes shapes and utility in our households. Homegrown brings you a quick line up of labels upcycling sarees to make incredible pieces to die for! Take your pick.

Kumari Sari

I. Kumari

Label Kumari is the brainchild of Designer Rashmi Varma and Malika, an exceptional duo creating versatile sari dresses, that merge flowy designs and Indian aesthetic that appeal to a global audience.

Repurposing vintage sarees sourced from personal collections, textiles and even a vendor who burns South Indian silk saris to accumulate the gold from the zari work, Kumari’s highlights an innovate take on upcycling vintage fabrics—by darning, or adding new motifs and kintsugi-like embroidery.

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The journey from i am a sari to I was a sari is incredibly portrayed by the label in different hues, silhouettes and styles. The brands ethos focuses on empowering women and ceating sustainbale garments. With a workforce of women artisans and an approach to give the saree a contemporary outlook, I Was A Sari is a initiative that gives its customers style with soul.

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Zero waste, close looped and ethical, each piece at Lata Sita is crafted to the highest standard of ethics and sustainability. Hunting down fabric from diverse and sometimes unexpected sources - ranging from treasured private heirloom collections to the wardrobes of everyday women, the label repurposes anything and everything considered discardable and off the grid.

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  In using the upcycled saree, i found something that not only had a charming sense of newness and nostalgia, but the smallest carbon footprint and its ethical credentials intact. 

— Meghna Nayak, Founder


IV. Bodements

Deriving inspiration from her very own childhood nostalgia, designer & stylist Divya Saini has launched a brand new collection under her label Bodements. The collection titled ‘Neelam’ is a celebration of Saini’s childhood nostalgia where she recollects the skill of up cycling that was inculcated by her mother from the age of 14.

The collection features up cycled saris that are reimagined through vintage and contemporary silhouettes. Saini also reveals that the brand will be taking in customisations wherein pre-loved saris of the customer’s choice will be worked upon to create unique up cycled garments.

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V. Pitara

Rini and Rohan Mehta, Jaipur based duo, collect pre-loved saris and discarded fabrics from their neighbourhood to create colourful handbags in a range of shapes such as slings, totes, crossbody bags, and old-school batuas. Passport covers, sunglasses cases, tissue boxes, hangars, and travel pouches are among the recycled lifestyle products available.

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