Upcycled Sari Silk Ribbon Yarn

By Darn Good Yarn

Starting at $15.95

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Vintage silk saris headed for the landfill are upcycled into colorful yarn. It’s created all by hand (torn, dyed, and sewn) by women in India who work in safe conditions and are paid fair wages. The silky strands are a beautiful (and meaningful) addition to a knitting, crochet, or weaving project.

  • Materials: Recycled vintage silk saris
  • Care: For projects made with yarn hand wash cold, lay flat to dry or dry clean
  • Made from recycled vintage sari silk
  • Hand dyed, torn & sewn by workers being paid fair wages
  • Great for knitting, crochet, weaving, jewelry making, home decor, or mixed media projects
  • Each purchase helps to create safe and reliable jobs for over 600 families in India
  • Length: 50 yards
  • Yarn weight: 6—super bulky
  • Needle size: 11 and up
  • Hook size: L and up
  • Gauge (knit/crochet): 3-4/1-2 sts per inch
  • Physical quality: Varying textures and widths of ribbon, no elasticity
  • Please note: Each skein is hand dyed. It's recommended to purchase all the yarn needed for entire project at one time, so that the yarn color/shades are as similar as possible
  • Made in India
  • Dimensions: 10'' x 2'' x 2''
  • Weight: 0.22 lb

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Satisfied and Pleased.

3/25/2018 by Allene

My daughter is very pleased with the silk ribbon yarn.

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A handcrafted wooden bowl keeps yarn tidy.

About Darn Good Yarn

Sari Yarn

The wooden yarn bowls and silk sari yarn from Darn Good Yarn are made in India by women who are paid fair wages and provided safe working conditions—because Founder Nicole Snow wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s committed to supporting women through economic empowerment as well as Fair Trade practices.

These goods that do good stand-out for being beautifully made, too. The silk sari yarn saves vintage saris destined for the dump by upcycling them into colorful yarn. Each sari is torn by hand and sewn into strips that can be knitted, crocheted, woven—or used any way you like. And Indian rosewood and teak are used to craft notched bowls that keep yarn neatly corralled.

Nicole was looking for a way to combine two loves—creativity and helping people—when she retired from the U.S. Air Force. With Darn Good Yarn, she ensures that her workforce of women isn’t just making ends meet—they’re helping their families flourish.