Natural with Recycled Sari Ribbon – JIBON

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MATI | Sari Stitch Collection

Recycled vintage sari ribbon is hand stitched into wonderfully soft, 100% cotton fabric by the young women of A Stitch in Time.

See thumbnails for available colours and lengths.

This design called Jibon – which in Bangla means life, is made with careful lines of chain stitch, linking them to the sure hope of what’s to come. It’s inspiring! “When we sew we don’t think about our old lives, we’re happy!” A much brighter future awaits as they earn well, save and join together in reaching their dreams.

We carry limited stock, but yardage can be made to order. Please contact us for details.

CONTENT: 100% cotton including recycled cotton saris.
WIDTH: 30″ / 76cm
WEIGHT: Approx. 6oz / 165gsm – medium weight
MOQ from US: Single pieces, as noted per colourway
MOQ from Bangladesh: 150 yds at 15 yds per colourway.

To order: Add total yardage below, and fabric codes in order notes.


Recycled vintage saris ribbons are hand stitched into soft 100% cotton fabric by the members of A Stitch in Time. Links of this simple chain stitch connect the resilient young women who create this stunning fabric to a much stronger future.

The base fabric is an undyed 100% cotton spaced 1/2″ check weave, an ideal canvas for many motifs. The maximum length of a single fabric piece is approx 15-20 yards or 14-18 metres. Natural dyes of indigo blue, coconut brown and grey from local seeds can be used to dye the fabric before stitching, or after the whole piece is finished. AZO Free (non-carcinogenic) dyes are also available for other colours. Dyeing can be plain or done using a variety of hand resist techniques … Let’s have at it! Contact us for details.

1. Vintage saris are carefully selected from the market for quality of fabric and colour fastness. Preferred colour palettes can be requested.
2. Fabrics are accurately measured and cut into ribbons.
3. Large, big eye needles are threaded with the colourful ribbon and 1 or 2 embroiderers precisely hand stitch the cotton cloth.

CONTENT: 100% cotton including recycled cotton saris.
WIDTH: 30″ / 76cm
WEIGHT: Approx. 6oz / 165gsm – medium weight
OPACITY: Semi-opaque
CARE: Cold hand wash or gentle cycle with similar colours.
Air dry and iron whilst damp to retain the appearance of the fabric. For a more textured appearance tumble dry on low heat.
SUITABLE: lightweight jackets, skirts, drapes, throws, cushion covers, very cute scarves and anything where bit of WOW works!
ORIGIN: Bangladesh

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