I was a Sari

Gucci supports a group of hard-working women from underprivileged communities in Mumbai to become world-class artisans and gain financial independence

Founded by Stefano Funari in 2013, I Was a Sari is an Indian social enterprise selling upcycled products such as contemporary ready-to-wear and accessories made from pre-loved saris. In India, saris are traditional attire for women and a source of cultural pride.
Each I Was a Sari product is handcrafted by underprivileged Indian women, providing them with regular income and financial independence.

I Was a Sari in numbers:
168 female artisans involved in the project by March 2020
160% increase in headcount and 270% increase in products sold since 2018
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