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This upcycled sari, designed by Joy Bimal Roy, was donated to the Sari Bank. "This striking midnight blue Chantilly lace sari was donated by my friend Ava Verma. It belonged to her late mother. This sari needed minimal upcycling. I just added a simple gold border to match the subtle gold weaves in the lace,'' says Roy.
“My tryst with upcycling saris began when my sister, Yashodhara, left behind a legacy of coveted saris. She had impeccable taste,” says Roy. After gifting some saris, Roy began to salvage and restore others. "The challenge of integrating disparate elements into a seamless whole excites me.”
A Sari Bank now welcomes contributions. So each sari gives at least three times: once when its donated, then when its upcycled, and finally, when proceeds of sales are donated to benefit a local hospice, Shanti Avedna Sadan, Mumbai.
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