Thursday, February 4, 2010

GreenSewn Upcycled Sari Scarves

Check out this creative way to add some color to your day.  These beautiful wraps from GreenSewn are hand made using upcycled vintage silk saris.  Sections of old saris are pieced together by hand and given new life. You can view a slide show of the process on the GreenSewn website.   They come in many lovely saturated colors like greens, purples, reds and oranges.  I find these blue hues so soothing and tranquil.

I love the variety of color, the blending of different designs, and that they are using recycled materials.  They have two sizes. The thinner version scarves I think would be wonderful worn as a hair tie--turban style, a scarf, or a belt.  The larger ones can be worn as shawls or scarves.  They're vibrant, versatile eco friendly fashion and  I think they would make a wonderful and unexpected Valentine's Day gift.  A portion of the proceeds go toward planting trees in places where deforestation is a threat.  Find them HERE


Mary said...

Beautiful! I think I could wear recycled (upcycled? you and your hip lingo) silk. Nice colors, and I like the idea of reusing.

Eco Mama said...

Me too!
Eco Mama

Katherine Neumann said...

These are lovely! We are also producing fairly-traded upcycled sari scarves, but with a difference. The female artisans working with our NGO partners stitch rows of kantha - running stitch - to add strength to the scarves and a beautiful, rich texture.

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