If you are looking to make an eco-friendly, socially responsible purchase, give this hand crafted Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon /Fiber a try. Made of hand cut strips of silk sari fabric, the strands are connected and vary in color and pattern -- each skein is always one of a kind! This versatile ribbon can be used to knit, crochet, make jewelry, weave, wrap presents...whatever your creative mind can imagine! You will receive the (1) skein shown in these photos.
These fibers are hand made by women living in the Indian countryside. The major source of income there is agriculture and farming. However, farming only keeps locals employed for about 3-4 months a year. As such, creating these yarns gives women a means by which they can financially support themselves and their families. Ten community leaders coordinate collection of the silk sari remnants, train local women and distribute materials to various locales so that this unique piece of work can come to be.
Yardage - You will receive the one (1) skein of mixed color recycled silk sari ribbon pictured in this listing. The skein weighs 100 grams (~3.5 oz) and has a length of approximately 45 meters (~49 yards). Recommended needle size is 15-20.
Composition - 90% silk, 10% other fibers. Made up of the remnants of silk sari fabric. There are loose ends that peek out from the strand -- I find that these add uniqueness to the final woven project.
Care Instructions - Dry clean or hand wash in gentle detergent, lay flat to dry. No machine wash or dryer.
Gift Wrap - If you're planning on giving this item as a gift, please let me know. I'll provide you with a gift bag and tissue to wrap up your purchase. Alternately, if you'd like me to ship the item directly to your gift recipient, let me know so I can gift wrap the item here and include a gift message from you.
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