What is a Secret Sari Dress?

The Secret Sari Dress is 

A beautiful and clever wrap-dress, made from gorgeous Indian saris, and folds into a small and neat pocket.

Produced using either pure cotton sari fabric or synthetic mix sari fabric, each dress is lovingly stitched by young women from our Maker Group in west Bengal. Click here to meet the Makers.

This powerful and unique dress is so versatile!  Unfurling from it’s little pocket into a great, stylish dress for the beach, or festivals, to look gorgeous at home, or in the garden, this dress adapts to a myriad of occasions!

What makes the Secret Sari Dress Unique?

The Secret Sari Dress is not just for looking good in… folding into a tidy pocket, it takes up so little space in luggage that it makes an ideal item to pop in your carry on suitcase for holidays!  Dubbed the ultimate festival dress, the Secret Sari Dress has become a hit and found fame in the Rock and Metal world. As word about the story behind the dress spread, wonderful strong and empowered women from the industry came forward to lend their support and our #SheRocks campaign was born. Click here to read the full story and find out how to get involved. Now, the Secret Sari Dress can be seen at many gigs and festivals around the globe!

Made in West Bengal at Molly’s Sewing Unit this dress isn’t just about style, it’s about empowerment. West Bengal has a frighteningly high rate of trafficking and young women without an income are at risk of falling into the hands of trafficking gangs. The young women at Molly’s Sewing Unit are paid a good rate for each Secret Sari Dress they make, providing them with income to support themselves and their families, making them much less vulnerable to these external forces.

What our customers tell us…

I wear my Secret Sari Dress every day on holiday. The fabric has all my favourite colours in it and it so easy to wear in and out of the pool. Good bye heavy, wet beach towel! Charley, UK Customer

If you would like to give a review about your Secret Sari Dress, please email us at: workwithus@secretprojects.org

Frequently Asked Questions about the Secret Sari Dress...

What is a Secret Sari Dress? 

A Secret Sari Dress is a simple, yet gorgeous dress made from a sari, that can be worn on the beach, at a festival or party as well as at home and in the garden. Made by young women in West Bengal, who without an income can be a target for trafficking gangs. 

What are they made from?

Secret Sari Dresses are made from either pure cotton or a synthetic mix. 

What sizes do the Secret Sari Dress come in? 

  • Extra Small (UK size 4-6; US size 2-4) approx. 116 cm x 100 cm 
  • Small / Medium (UK size 8-12; US size 6-10) approx. 146 cm x 100 cm
  • Medium / Large (UK size 14-16; US size 12-14) approx. 176 cm x 100 cm
  • Extra Large (UK size 18-22; US size 16-20) approx. 206 cm x 100 cm

How do I wash my Secret Sari Dress?

All Secret Sari Dresses can be machine washed at 30 degrees.

Dresses made from cotton can be ironed or put in the tumble dryer.

Synthetic mix dresses are best dried on a rack at room temperature. A very cool iron can be used but test a corner first.

Please remember that Indian Saris are delicate and last longest if you use a gentle washing powder or, better still an 'eco washing egg' of some kind.

The gentler you are as you wash your dress, the longer the colour will last and the longer you will be able to wear your beloved Secret Sari Dress.

How do I fold away my Secret Sari Dress? 

Please click here to watch a film showing how to fold your dress away.

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