Creating freedom and opportunity since 2006
Recycled saris are re-imagined and hand-stitched in the kantha style by a woman impacted by human trafficking and the commercial sex trade. Every product is signed by the artisan, the hero of her own story. LEARN MORE
INVESTING IN WOMEN
With each Sari Bari purchase, you’re making an investment in one woman’s life—creating a way for her to engage in fair and fulfilling work. Women receive paid training, Well Woman Check ups, School Support for their kids, Health Insurance and Retirement benefits.
DRIVEN BY A MISSION
Sari Bari’s social business model is facilitated by both a for-profit business in India and 501(3)c nonprofit in the U.S. Together, the two entities work hand-in-hand for the benefit of the artisans.
Right now, Sari Bari needs financial partners to sustain holistic support for the women of Sari Bari in Kolkata.
I have walked alongside some of the bravest women I know. I have heard their stories and their dreams. We have soared high in celebration and we have mourned inexplicable loss. We have been present to one another in the face of unanswerable questions and unbearable disappointment. In the same way that I have been changed over the course of the journey, so too has Sari Bari. Sari Bari is a living entity, it is growing and changing, it is constantly becoming.As Sari Bari has changed, its needs have also changed.
Down a narrow passageway between buildings, I sat down to chat with several women that I’ve been getting to know over the past several months. One of the women is from Bangladesh-the Khulna area. Recently I got to hear more of her story. She was trafficked into the commercial sex trade...