The Red Sari

Felted Vintage Scarves & Decor

Silk + Wool

The beautiful fabric from second-hand saris fills the open markets in Kathmandu. The Red Sari gives this vintage silk cloth new meaning, turning it into felted sari scarves. It’s a stunning combination of design and texture, with colorful merino wool circles felted onto the fabric.

The Red Sari was founded by Julie West after
she traveled to Nepal. She empowers local women with fair wage work, using their artisan skills to repurpose saris into one-of-a-kind accessories.

The company reinvests profits into hiring (and thereby helping) more and more women. Whether you give one of these meaningful scarves as a gift or wear it yourself, it’s a lovely way to support a better way of life.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Julie

    Hi! We are a socially responsible fashion design company with a mission to create and sustain jobs for women in Nepal. Our signature product, the felted vintage sari scarf, is a result of our collaboration with a woman’s felting group in the Kathmandu Valley. Let me know if you have questions about these one-of-a-kind works of art.

  • Heidi
    10/30/2014 1:16 PM

    I was wondering if any information comes along with the order about what is made from and how it supports fair wage work for local women?? I was thinking of purchasing as a gift and would like the reciepient to know the background.

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    10/30/2014 2:01 PM

    @Heidi great to hear from you! Absolutely. Each scarf comes with a tag that highlights the meaning of work for the women in Nepal, and the story of how these scarves are made. The tag also gives the care instructions. When you give the gift you share the story! Best, julie

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    10/30/2014 3:41 PM

    @heidi In addition to the beautiful tag and story that comes with Red Sari the packing slip we send to you (or to the gift recipient if you ship straight to them) includes a link that refers them back to the video story so they can see the richness of the Red Sari story in words, photos and video. It makes your gift go full circle in a lovely way.

  • Therese
    10/31/2014 12:58 AM

    Just curious where the wool comes from and what kind of wool is it? (Merino?) Thanks!

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    10/31/2014 3:52 PM

    @Therese thanks foe checking in. It is indeed soft Merino wool from New Zealand. Hand dyed in Kathmandu, Nepal. The yak wool from Nepal is too coarse for scarf making!

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