Indie Ella is a small, independent fair-trade clothing label based in Vancouver, WA. It makes garments by recutting Indian saris and giving them a second life as dresses and separates. Each Indie Ella garment is one of a kind and made out of 100% upcycled silk.
The Indie Ella hang tag attached to each garment reads as follows: “I once walked the streets of India as a beautiful saree. I have witnessed much in my lifetime. I have traveled far, crossing oceans to reach you and have been born again. The minor holes and imperfections upon my surface tell the tale of my journey. Please embrace these flaws as part of my charm.”
While we have found these garments to be silent after this initial introduction, the beautiful patterns and bright colors have a lot to say. The Anya wrap dress is another reorder style for us. It is a true wrap dress with a side slit at the waist for threading the belt to cinch and tie it closed. The ruffled edge and butterfly sleeve (image 3) add fun detail, and its availability in 2 sizes gives it a bit more fit than one size pieces.
Colors: Red Floral, Grey Shadow, Gold Blue Mix, Floral Dot Mix, Fuchsia Red Floral, Plum Solid
Note: Describing one-of-a-kind garments is a challenge. Please email us if you would like additional pictures or details on any of these pieces prior to ordering: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fabric content: 100% silk
Care instructions: hand wash cold, dry flat or hang dry
Sizing: Each of the two sizes accommodates a range, draping more on those in the smaller end but still "flowy" on the upper end. A S/M fits sizes up to 8-10, and the M/L sizes up to 12-14, depending on weight distribution.