A bit about sari silks ...

The sari or saree dress is believed to have originated in the Indus Valley as early as 2800 BC. The sari is the national dress of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The word in Sanskrit translates as strip of cloth and usually measures between 6-9 yards of fabric.  This is why so much useable silk may remain after the sari has become worn, stained or tired.

Draping a sari is something of an art – it’s usually wrapped around the waist, pleated, tucked and draped over one shoulder.  They are worn over a blouse (choli) and long skirt or petticoat.

As with all fashion, colors and patterns change over time.  Red is the traditional color of choice for a bride. 

DreamCatchHer pants by Gia-Texas are made using the borders and undamaged yardage from recycled silk saries.  The smocked elastic waist design takes advantage of the best features of the original sari to create wearable art that is comfortable and easy to style.