I Was a Sari is an Indian social enterprise which saves resources from land fill and empowers female Indian artisans with employment.

I Was a Sari's products are exactly what they say on the tin - they were Saris.  These Saris are taken, helping them avoid land fill, and turned into beautiful clothing and accessories.  The process of turning the pre-loved Saris into beautiful re-loved pieces provides employment for women in Mumbai, further empowering the community and extending I Was a Sari's positive impact further through their processes.

I Was a Sari is a zero-dividend imitative and all profits are re-invested into their mission.

We don’t really believe there is a need for a new fashion brand but we do believe there is a need for one with a purpose – one that cares about people and our planet.’ - I Was a Sari Founder, Stefano