Empowering those who empower us – The Artisans at I was a Sari

What if we told you that the fashionable statements you pick from our eco-friendly fashion store are hand-crafted garments made by women from under-privileged quarters of India? Women in India that hail from marginalised communities are often dealt a bad deal. A problem that is seen in female infanticide, disparity in the women to men ratio all the way up to unequal employment rates; this situation is one that begs immediate attention. In the midst of these challenges posed, social entrepreneurship today acts as a [...]

By |2020-05-25T11:50:35+05:30September 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

I was a Sari wins Ethical Fashion award – The Green Carpet 2019

We won The Responsible Disruptive award in Milan, Italy at this annual prestigious event that puts style into sustainable fashion. For most of our artisans this was the first time they were boarding a plane. As they headed from India to Italy, they knew I was a Sari had been nominated for the 3rd annual Green Carpet Sustainable Fashion Awards ceremony. What they didn’t know was that they had actually won an award and would go on stage in front of a host of fashion [...]

By |2020-05-25T11:48:11+05:30October 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments


We're doing a global call out to our community to help us all get through these uncertain times by sharing positivity. We'd like to hear – your strategy to stay cheerful and/or – a beautiful thing that happened to you, that you saw or have learnt about during this time. Your story will come alive on our social media along with a picture of you. It could be a picture from the story, or of you working with I was a Sari, or wearing our [...]

By |2020-05-25T11:46:11+05:30April 14th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

How We Make Your Clothes

This Fashion Revolution Week, we make our supply chain more transparent, sharing behind the scenes. This is how we go from I am a Sari to I was a Sari! The Sari Sourcing                                     This is where it all begins- at the vibrant flea market, Chor Bazaar (translated as ‘Thieves’ Market’). Definitely a place to visit if you’re ever in Mumbai. Here there are sellers with bundles of [...]

By |2020-05-20T16:28:25+05:30April 23rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments