Cheerful and Handmade - Craftday's Recycled Sari Silk Yarn
Sari silk ribbon is wonderful and versatile material to be used in wall hangings, bracelets, bags and scarves. It can be weaved, crocheted or knit. It might be exactly what you need for your self-made ethnic jewelry. It could be a detail to spice up your latest knitting, crochet or sewing project. Or maybe it's what you'll use for wrapping a gift.
The story of sari silk ribbon starts in manufacturing of saris in India. The cutting waste is cut into 2-3 cm wide ribbons, which then are sewn together by local women in India.
Or maybe you want to try sari silk yarn, handspun in two thicknesses? Or shiny and silky and strong banana fibre yarn?
By using sari silk, you are not only reusing the material that would otherwise have ended as landfill, but you are also helping to provide employment for impoverished women in rural India. The women are ensured to have fair wages and good working atmosphere.
Sari silk is a trade name for the fabric used in sari production - and saris are not necessarily made of silk. They might be silk, polyester, viscose or a mixture of them. Especially the darker colours are likely to run when washed. Therefore it's advised to rinse the ribbon before the use.
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