Sari silk ribbon yarn, gemstone green. Hand dyed, recycled.
Sari silk ribbon hand dyed in a fresh gemstone green.
Sari silk ribbon is produced from recycled silk from sari manufacturing in India. The sari fabric is hand torn and sewn end to end to form a continuous yarn. No machinery is involved except a hand winder sewing machine. It is then hand dyed in large batts in the back gardens of homes and dried on the rooftops.
By purchasing these yarns you are supporting fair trade, happy working conditions and the continuation of ancient crafts in rural villages giving underprivileged families work within their own homes.
See 'Our Yarn Journey' for more info on the craftspeople and women's co-ops who produce these yarns.
Each 100g skein is approx 55 yards.
Handwash with light detergent. Lie flat to dry.