Darn Good Yarn hand-selects 600 women in Nepal and India for their skill and offers them appropriate means to support their families that not only allows them to survive, but to thrive. By allowing these women to work from home, Darn Good Yarn has the ability to spread employment opportunities to people who might not otherwise have the chance.
Maybe you already have a few sari skirts and love them. Maybe you only have one and want more. Or maybe you keep looking at them, but just can't decide because "what are they made from and can I choose the color"? Or maybe you have one and wanted to exchange it for a different length but chose not to because we couldn't give you the same exact pattern and colors. We get it and wanted to take an opportunity to answer two quick questions that we get asked a lot.
Every single one of these skirts are handmade by women in India and Nepal. They are made from manufacturers remnants and seconds of sari material that would otherwise go into landfills. We tell you on the website that they are made of 80% silk and 20% polyester, but let's break down what that means. When these amazing women artisans get 100 pounds of material brought in, approximately 80% of it is silk and the remaining 20% is polyester. So as they piece the remnants of material together when they are making these skirts, you can expect that majority of each one will be silk and the remaining bit will be polyester.
Now you know where the material comes from and how they're made, which brings us to our next common question - can you send me two of the same skirts? Nope, we sure can't. We seriously would if we could! Literally, EVERY single one of these skirts is different. But isn't that incredible?! You have something that is truly one of a kind and there is a beautiful redemptive story behind it. You are part of that story!
We love that you are part of the unique one of a kind sari silk story! We look forward to many more chapters with you and thanks for making this all happen! You are beautiful inside and out. xo from the DGY team