The Shaku top is made from recycled Sarees (traditional Indian dresses) or/and from fabric scraps from our other collections. This is the piece that we started the journey of Azaadi with. It is through this emblem that we donate 5 € of the 25€ of its sale price to the NGO. Each Shaku top is unique and has been made by a craftsman who has chosen the color combination himself. The top is reversible, and on each side you can find another traditional Indian fabric. It is perfect to wear for the summer time!
Size The size is unique, adjustable and adaptable to all! The waist can be adjusted with ties in the back and in the neck.
Care Most sarees are fragile, made with thin fabrics. We recommend hand washing. Iron on low or medium heat (indicated on each top according to the fabric used).
The Fabric The saree is the elegant traditional dress that Indian women wear on a daily basis. The origin of the Saree is said to date back to around 100 BC. The designer of the collection noticed that Indian women buy new sarees for all sorts of occasions: religious ceremony, family get-together, travel... Eventually, the saree will be worn only 2 to 3 times and then forgotten in the closet. That's why I had the idea of over-cycling these beautiful fabrics to give them a second life and to make nice reversible tops made from an ethnic inspiration. The art of merging India and the West.
Le saree est l'élégante robe traditionnelle que les indiennes portent au quotidien. L'origine du Saree remonterait vers 100 av. J.-C. La créatrice est partie du constat que les indiennes achètent de nouveaux sarees pour toutes sortes d'occasions : cérémonie religieuse, rendez-vous famille, voyage... Finalement, le saree sera porté seulement 2 à 3 fois et ensuite oublié dans le placard. J'ai donc eu l'idée de surcyler ces magnifiques tissus pour leur donner une seconde vie et en faire de jolis top réversibles d'inspiration ethnique. L'art de fusionner l'Inde et l'occident.