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Min Waste | Max Respect

I was a Sari is an award-winning, Mumbai-meets-Milan fashion label using Indian saris to create guilt-free looks that are truly Instagrammable.

Our local team of women transform upcycled materials into conversation pieces fit for a meeting in Manhattan, a bash in Barcelona or a Balinese retreat.

In a world driven by profits, I was a Sari is made with good karma – moving women forward and protecting our environment. A zero-dividend company, we invest all our profits back into transforming the lives of our artisans. We want more businesses to buzz with kindness. Are you in?



Through Gucci Equilibrium, a platform to promote the brand’s sustainable and ethical goals, Gucci has supported I was a Sari in a number of ways, including extending its special embroidery training program to our female artisans.

Working with Gucci’s partner export houses, our artisans have been trained in traditional techniques, heralding a new premium line of I Was a Sari products.

Our latest collection was designed in Gucci’s studio in Rome, with their designers, as part of Gucci Changemakers volunteering program.


We stand up for women and our planet. 

Circular Beauty

Our local team of women transform saris into conversation pieces ready for a meeting in Manhattan, a bash in Barcelona or a Balinese retreat.

Gucci Equilibrium

With our main partner, our artisans and sustainable products are reaching new heights.

Our impact

We produce sustainably, using materials that already exist and bettering the lives of many (rather than filling the pockets of a few).


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