This CapeWear has the characteristics of everything one can love in ethical outerwear. This piece can be reversed to a deep red rose print with a flip over. Made from an upcycled cotton material that is layered and handcrafted using age-old Kantha stitch. Each piece weaves a story of the women artisan who made it. It features a raglan sleeve with a slant cut and front open with a collar, making it a timeless-yet-modern wear, perfect for both work and running errands. It runs a little over-sized allowing room for layering up for chilly days.
Wash in the cold cycle and line dry.
Key Benefits :
Outerwear made from cotton material will keep you cool and warm.
Production Description :
We take preloved sari pieces from our stock that we love in two different colorways, and disassemble and reconstruct them. We add layers of saris in-between and use KANTHA stitch over the saris to complete each piece. This ensures that each piece remains one of a kind. It's a lot of hand labor, but we are using something that's already in existence; we didn't take something new to make it.
Environmental Considerations :
Sunbird creates effortless outerwear from sustainable fabrics and repurposed vintage clothing. It's not just the environment that the brand really cares about, it also partners with local organizations and charitable causes, so you know it's money well spent when purchasing one of our pieces.
Name : Sunbird Dhaka
Description : Sunbird is a social enterprise that supports women artisans. It creates ethical unique relevant outerwear from sustainable fabrics, such as rescued old stock materials and repurposed vintage clothing. Sunbird’s upcycled and reversible bags and wardrobe staples are made by fairly paid women who have overdone extraordinary circumstances.
Year Founded : 2016
Social Responsibility : 10% of each sale is handed back to the families of the women artisans in the shape of food and supplies.
Website : http://www.sunbird-kathawear.com/admin
Name : Sunbird KathaWear
Description : SUNBIRD’s fine pieces forged from upcycled materials include reversible vests, shrugs, capes, long wear, short wear, skirts, tunics, slip dresses, and also totes and yoga bags. Shopping with your conscience has never been so easy-or, indeed, so chic.
Story : Whilst raising funds for a women’s shelter for displaced women in Bangladesh Samira (co-founder/designer of Sunbird) came across women who were making throws (Kathas) while going through therapy. The idea of Sunbird as a social enterprise came about through candid conversations around the fate of the Kathas made. For Samira, these colorful vibrant Kathas ensued hope! and a realization soon set in that fair wage employment for these women artisans would be more beneficial in the long run than relying on charity. Sunbird was launched to fulfill its lofty ambition: making ethical outerwear and supporting women artisans.