This upcycled sari, designed by Joy Bimal Roy, was donated to the Sari Bank. "This blue georgette saree with sequins was donated by my friend Ava Verma. It belonged to her mother Silloo Captain. I added an embroidered dupion silk pallav in the same colour with silver sequins. To complement that I added a dull plain silver woven border,'' 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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