Sari Bari is an ethical fashion business that employs women who have been exploited in the sex trade or who are vulnerable to human trafficking. Women are trained as artisans to create handmade kantha products from recycled saris.
CREATING NEW LIFE
Our place of employment is a safe, loving environment where the women can learn, grow, and make a new life for themselves and their families.
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.
When a customer purchases a Sari Bari product, a woman receives fair wages, health insurance and retirement benefits for her work. Individuals may also choose to donate to the nonprofit through tax-deductible gifts which expand Sari Bari's capacity to offer economic, social, and educational opportunities to the employees of Sari Bari and their children. Through this partnership, the women of Sari Bari make their own life choices and achieve sustainable freedom.