Shakti.ism’s saris are from all over India and beyond, which means they have a wide variety of patterns and traditions represented. Many were generously donated especially for this social initiative. Because every sari is unique, each Stocking has its own story and is truly one-of-a-kind. Most saris are comprised of multiple colours and patterns intended to compliment each other when draped, which is why no two items made from the same sari are the same. Colours and patterns may vary from the photographs, depending on which part of the saris were used. Some finished items have minor imperfections, which makes them even more charming and distinctive.
By purchasing this item, you are helping to empower and provide ongoing employment income for the women who make these handmade products. The demand for Shakti.ism’s products provides these women with dignified employment, a living wage, hope and opportunities for their children. Together we can provide alternative options for disadvantaged women with the aim to lift them out of poverty and help them to become self-sustaining and independent.
Dimensions: Approximately 41cm length x 20cm width at the top x 32cm width at the bottom, measured at the largest section of the ‘foot’ of the stocking (approximately 16in L x 8in H top x 13in H bottom, measured at the largest section of the ‘foot’ of the stocking).
Care: Gently hand wash in cold water. Lay flat or hang to air dry.
Discover beautiful fair trade accessories and gifts from Shakti.ism, a social enterprise brand on a mission to empower and support marginalised women.
They partner with local grassroots NGOs to ensure their support is reaching people who need it most. Often these are women and girls who have experienced or are at risk of gender-based violence as well as other disadvantages.
Shakti.ism and their partners create a supportive space for the women to develop their skills as artisans and entrepreneurs. This training and support creates far-reaching ripples of change. It helps ensure the women have a sustainable livelihood for the future, breaks the cycle of poverty and preserves local traditions.
Every item in the Shakti.ism collection represents a brighter future, in the form of dignified employment, a living wage, hope and opportunities – for both the women themselves and their children.
Shop for one-of-a-kind pouches, tote bags, yoga mats and more, all of which are handmade using repurposed and recycled donated sari fabric.