Vintage recycled cotton - I made two one of a kind vests at the same time.... see photos
When I first saw this vintage repurposed fabric it was love at first sight.I am an artist and the beauty of these old saris created from 2 to 5 layers of used fabrics created joy in my heart.
I buy these from a fair trade company in Bangladesh.They support over 1500 artisans in rural poor areas.These women have broken away from the sex trade and now make their living sewing, using a simple running stitch and often with truly delightful patches indicating the age and wear of the fabrics.No two are ever alike and as an artist myself, and an art teacher at High School and University level, I truly value One Of A Kind creations.
When you buy one of these KOME repurposed garments, know that you are not just supporting a small Canadian business, but, also women who have left the red light district and are making their living creating this handicraft.You might even consider these magnificent pieces as heirlooms for your family.
Each garment is made with love by many women… for you.