What is a Secret Sari Dress?

The Secret Sari Dress is 

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

Produced using a variety of sari fabrics, from pure cotton and silk to vintage sari material, each dress is loving stitched by women from our Maker Group in west Bengal (link)

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. (link to the blog). Now, the Secret Sari Dress can be seen at many festivals around the globe!

Made in West Bengal at Molly’s Sewing Unit (Link) 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.

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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 a variety of fabrics - pure cotton, silk or a synthetic mix. 

What sizes do the Secret Sari Dress come in? 

Old Design 

  • Small / Medium (UK size 8 to 12; US size 4 to 8) approx. 146 cm x 100 cm
  • Medium / Large (UK size 14 to 18; US size 10 to 14) approx. 176 cm x 100 cm
  • Extra Large (UK size 18 to 22; US size 14 to 18) approx. 206 cm x 100 cm

New & Improved Design 

  • 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 except for our silk range, which should be washed in cold water. Please Do not tumble dry, dry clean or iron. 

How do I fold away my Secret Sari Dress? 

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