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I was a Sari

Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: India

I was a Sari is an Indian brand bringing traditional styles into the modern age.

I was a Sari sustainability rating


4 out of 5


4 out of 5


3 out of 5

Overall rating: Good

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I was a Sari's environment rating is 'good' It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including upcycled materials. There is no evidence it minimises textile waste when manufacturing its products. It makes products by hand to reduce its climate impact. Its use of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

Its labour rating is 'good'. It provides jobs to disadvantaged women in Mumbai. It visits its suppliers regularly. It is unclear whether it ensures payment of a living wage in its supply chain.

Its animal rating is 'it's a start'. It does not use wool, down, fur, exotic animal skin or exotic animal hair. It uses leather and silk.

I was a Sari is rated 'Good' overall.

Last updated August 2022