Sari silk ribbons, what are they?

The word sari ('saree' in the original language) is a very evocative word, which brings to mind images of elegant women dressed in extraordinary finely decorated lustrous silk dresses. In fact, the sari is a female garment that has its origins in the Indian subcontinent in around 100 BC, though, nowadays is made-up of of a large strip of fabric that wraps around the body creating soft drapes and multi-layered volumes.

There are sarees for ceremonies and sarees to wear in everyday life. They can be found in cotton or silk, printed and embroidered, plain or patterned. There are a multitude of types and what is most intriguing about this garment is that he has accompanied Indian women on a path over the centuries, celebrating many small goals with them, but also many conquests.


The Indian sari, not just an item of clothing

One of the most influential women of modern India is Sonia Ghandi, President of the Indian National Congress, and of Italian origin. In 2013 The Guardian included her among the best dressed women. Sonia has always chosen comfortable clothing, simple but with a strong visual and communicative impact. Impeccable taste for a woman who is a symbol of many political battles which have focused, above all, on the fight against poverty in India. Whilst doing so what did she often choose as her personal dress code? The saree. Both traditional and more contemporary styles.

The sari is therefore not just an item of clothing, but also represents the history of a people.

The sari silk ribbons

Now to the sari silk ribbons that we have decided to add to the collection. Those who know and follow us understand how important the issue of sustainability is for us. Not only recently, which it has (fortunately) become fashionable, but for many years. Not to mention that Prato, our home, has had textile recycling in its DNA since time immemorial. Therefore, adding ribbons made from fabrics used in the production of Indian saris to our products offered was a very natural step. However, the ribbons you find on our shop have a particularity, they do not come from discarded saris but are production waste. We buy the raw fabrics from which the sarees are made, then we dye them in our dyeing house, with certified dyes, and then we cut them. Therefore, it's really about saving fabrics from landfill.

Discover our collection of sari silk ribbons. They are perfect for knitting, hand weaving, textile jewellery, and so much more.

Sari Silk Ribbon - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Natural White
1 pc. € 14,01
Sari Silk Ribbon - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Chlorophyll
1 pc. € 14,01
Sari Silk Ribbon - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Marigold
1 pc. € 14,01
Sari Silk Ribbon - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Shell
1 pc. € 14,01

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