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 Vera shirt has been one of our favorite reorder styles. The shirt is one size, with a flowing, cropped hemline, full butterfly sleeves (see image 3), a wide high neckline in front, and a deep vee with drawstring on the back (see image 2). It is much more flattering on the body than in these pictures, taken on a breezy day that offered us some challenges.
Product Details: rounded neckline, crop length (approximately 22" shoulder to hem, full bell sleeve, tie back with deep vee
Colors/Patterns: Each item is unique; back of shirt shown only to show detail or if pattern differs significantly from front. Garment shown on model for style/fit only. Use the Color pull down menu to see the image of that item. (Note that clicking through the pictures will not bring up the corresponding Color name.)
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Fabric content: 100% silk
Care instructions: hand wash cold, dry flat or hang dry
Sizing: one size fits many. Garment is 23" across under the arm (total 46")