Vibrant necklaces and bangles handcrafted from vintage silk saris by Delhi’s slum dwellers and French knot sling bags handmade by women from the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in India; are just a few of the pieces showcased in the collaboration.
House of Wandering Silk (HOWS) is a social enterprise founded on the idea that “there is no beauty in the finest cloth if it creates hunger and unhappiness”(Ghandi). HOWS is committed to creating the finest and most beautiful textile-based products, predominantly from upcycled and vintage textiles, that bring economic and social empowerment to marginalised communities.
Celebrating its sixth birthday, Perth based Dames & Divas has specialised in accessories with an environmental and social conscience since its inception.
Creative Director of Dames & Divas, Amanda Fox said: “I am thrilled to be working with HOWS as their exclusive Australian retailer to bring their stunning accessories to the Australian market.
“I have always been passionate about ethical accessories and coupled with beautiful colours and vintage textiles, working with HOWS is a match made in heaven”.
The new collection includes one of a kind vintage sari necklaces and bangles and French knot handbags. Retailing from $49.95 the accessories can be purchased online from the 26 March at www.damesanddivas.com.au