Touch of Joy’s collection of upcycled saris, designed by Joy Bimal Roy, carry poignant memory and meaning. Each sari gives at least three times: once when its donated, then when its upcycled, and finally, when proceeds of sales donated to charity. Proceeds benefit a local hospice, Shanti Avedna Sadan, Mumbai.
“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.”
This saree puts together elements from at least three different pieces. The silk zari border, the floral pallu, and the green silk body.