The Red Sari
is a socially responsible fashion design company with a mission to create and sustain jobs for women in Nepal. For the women in this small South Asian country, jobs represent more than income – working liberates them from lives of isolation, builds confidence, and bestows status within their families and communities.
The Vintage Sari Collection, our signature line, is a result of our collaboration with a woman’s felting group in the Kathmandu Valley. Together we discovered the process of fusing wool fibers with vintage silk saris resulting in beautifully textured scarves and one-of-a-kind handbags and accessories.
With each purchase you connect to the women in Nepal and play an integral role in their quest for self-determination. Your purchase not only sustains jobs but provides skills training and leadership development for our Red Sari team members.
With 2015′s devastating earthquake in Nepal nearly 9,000 lost their lives, 473,000 homes were destroyed and 2.8 million people were displaced. Luckily, all members of our team were safe but some of their family members in their home villages were not so lucky. We quickly launched a campaign to raise funds for recovery and rebuilding of lives, homes, schools and health posts in the most affected areas: Sindupalchowk, Gorkha and Langtang districts. Because of our 9 year history in Nepal and the relationships we have built there, we were able to quickly identify the groups who were able to generate a rapid response. We donated the funds to small local non-profit groups who were identifying the most urgent needs and linking them with available resources. To date we have raised over $37,000 and our campaign continues at https://www.gofundme.com/theredsari. Currently, we are funding the development of earthquake resistant model villages in places where villages have been destroyed. Join us!