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Up-cycling Old Sarees


From Sarees to bow ties.


Sarees are a household uniform that women of Nepal wear. There are different types of sarees. Some are bridal sarees which are passed on from one generation to another. Some sarees are worn during special occasions, some are worn for going to casual parties and some are worn on a daily basis. You will see sarees being dumped in the trash on a daily basis as some are out of fashion, some are torn and some are just ruined by spilling food or drinks. This excess amount of waste is being accumulated in large numbers.

Hatti Hatti an organisation that collects sarees and converts them to bow ties, headbands, tops and other various other lovely products have been helping convert trash to cash. They not only convert sarees to new products they also help the women from marginalised communities in Nepal through education and practical training.

This is a step Hatti Hatti has taken to move towards a sustainable society. They have put an effort into creating a sustainable society where an everyday product is used to show that it can be reused and can create employment as well also which is also good for the environment.




Published by Sudeep Sayami on 2019-02-25 10:10:00 UTC

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