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Sari Bari: An NGO in India Where Women Recycle Saris to Transform Their Lives

Sari Bari, an NGO in Kolkata, India, founded by American Sarah Lance, supports women who have been trafficked or held in the sex trade by poverty and lack of empowerment by training them to become skilled artisans.

How many handmade products can be born out of recycled cotton saris? Ask Adhuri, or Asha, or Bharati, who are among dozens of women working at Sari Bari to create beautiful products, which range from sari blankets to bed covers to bags to baby items. But these women are not just weaving these items together, they are also creating a new life for themselves, and their families.

Read it at Indiawest

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