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 Brenna jacket is versatile and great to have on hand for adding color to any outfit. It features a two-button closure (fabric-covered buttons through elastic loops) and.a hemline that swoops down from the front to the back. There are shoulder insets to add space in the shoulders, and 2 sizes to give it a bit more structure than the one size pieces.
Colors: Blue Floral, Soft Red Floral, Aqua Shadow, Red Gold Floral, Turquoise Paisley, Red Pink Floral
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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 14-16, depending on weight distribution. We've sold M/L jackets to women that wear a size 2 as well, as they fell in love with the color and the drape was flattering regarless of size.