We are excited to partner with Shakti.ism, a remarkable non-profit social enterprise that empowers and employs marginalized women in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. They focus on those at risk of gender-based violence. This collaboration promotes sustainability, ethical fashion, and empowers artisans by offering fair wages and economic opportunities.
Meet the Sari Tote bag: a vibrant one-of-a-kind repurposed sari shopping bag made from 100% organic cotton and upcycled sari fabric. Each bag is meticulously and lovingly handcrafted by empowered artisan women based in Pondicherry, India.
They're gorgeous, hand-printed with natural inks on both sides, one side proclaims "This bag provides economic independence for a woman in India" and the other side has our brand logos, sharing the power of collaboration in making a positive impact.
Each bag has a hanging inner side pocket made from the same sari used for the exterior of the bag. The handle for each bag is also made from the same sari - creating a beautiful reusable tote bag from repurposed sari cloth. Each set of bags is made from the off-cuts of one sari, so colours and patterns may vary depending on which piece of the sari was used. Some finished items have minor imperfections, which makes them even more charming and distinctive. This unique sari tote bag provides economic independence for the talented Indian artisan women who make them.
PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING: This listing is for *ONE* randomly chosen upcycled sari tote bag, with screen printed message of empowerment (see example photos).
You will receive one bag at random in a style similar to those shown in the photos, but colors and patterns of the sari on your bag may vary.
Dimensions. approximately 12 in length x 15 in height with 14 in handle drop (34 cm length x 38 cm height with 35 cm handle drop)
Care. Gently hand wash in cold water. Hang or lay flat to air dry.