Residence of: Annu Toshiniwal
I was a Sari….
'I was a Sari' is an award-winning social enterprise that takes used saris and turns them into beautiful clothes, accessories, and more. This circular economy business has scaled to a global enterprise and is worn by celebrities around the world. It has won several awards and is now in partnership with one of the world's most iconic fashion brands: Gucci.
More important than its accolades is its impact: ‘I was a Sari’ employs over 200 artisans, over 50% of whom were never employed before. They create jobs for women from disadvantaged parts of India and give them reliable, flexible work-hours so that they - and their families - can thrive.
We will be joined by Founder and CEO, Stefano Funari, who will share his journey from Milan to Mumbai where he founded the company in 2013. Stefano's longer-term vision is a platform that makes business more beautiful, with ‘I was a Sari’ as his first success story.
Shabana Abdulkarim Helen Craggs
Registration :Benu Prakash
Wednesday 8th February 3pm – 5pm OR Thursday 9th February 3pm – 5pm.