PRC2647 Alice Dannenberg Wabi Sabi Pure Silk Versatile Vest
- Types of Wabi Sabi Fabric Issues
- FINAL SALE ON THIS ITEM
- Styling Video
- Product Measurements
- Fabric Care
- Shipping Information
- Refund Policy
- Nirvana, Avatar and Wabi Sabi Collections
Wabi sabi pieces have flaws that we have tried to highlight in the images. We feel these pieces are still beautiful to wear and in most cases, you are the only one who will know that the piece has "flaws". Feel free to contact us for additional pictures or if you have any questions. For a description of the types of flaws that are mentioned in the attached video, check out the tab “Types of Wabi Sabi Fabric Issues”. Please watch the video in the product images to learn more about the "flaws" in this particular piece.
Wabi sabi pieces are final sale.
Available in a number of different patterns and fabrics, our vests are one of our most versatile slow fashion pieces. Not only do these vests function as lofty scarves when worn around the neck, but they can be wrapped to function as a jacket or a top.
This style works well on all body types.
Check the Video tab below to see different ways to wear your versatile vest.
One size fits all, but check the measurements on the Product Measurements tab below.
Below is a description of some of the types of flaws we see in upcycled silk sari fabric. Please watch the video attached to the wabi sabi product for details about the specific flaws in the piece in which you are interested.
Fabric Warp and Weft Issues
What we mean when we say that there is a warp/weft issue is that the threads that are woven together to create the fabric have pulled apart slightly in places. This means that if you hold the fabric up to the light, you may see light peeking through the fabric. This flaw does not affect the fabric’s durability. This type of flaw can be mild, moderate or significant. Watch the video attached to the piece that interests you for details.
Despite the fact the the fabrics are cleaned before they are re-used, there may be some discolouration on the garment caused by day-to-day use or as a result of printing or dyeing issues. Please note that staining can be mild, moderate or significant. We try to highlight any stains we can see on the videos that accompany each wabi sabi product.
As you know, each sariKNOTsari piece of silk clothing is made from a vintage sari. Indian ladies often use pins to fasten their sari pleats in place and these pins can sometimes lead to pinholes and threads pulls. Also, in order to add durability and weight to the bottom of the sari, women will attach a cotton strip, called a “fall”, to the bottom hem of their saris. When we remove the fall in order to reimagine the piece of silk, there are inevitably small holes in the fabric. These tiny holes do not jeopardize the integrity of the fabric, as they are the result of the warp and weft threads being separated rather than broken. We categorize these types of fabric issues as mild, moderate and significant. Please watch the video that accompanies the wabi sabi product for more details about the specific fabric issues in the piece you are considering purchasing.
Brand Tag Stamp Visible
Sometimes you can see the sari-maker’s brand stamp on a piece of silk that we have transformed into another type of garment. We think the brand stamps are charming and that they don’t detract from our products, but because we also sell our clothing to boutiques around the world, we pull these “branded” products and add them to our wabi sabi or “perfectly imperfect” collection. Generally, if the piece you are interested in has a brand tag, you will be able to see its exact location in the product video.
In order to extend the life of our gorgeous silks, we use small patches to camouflage the unavoidable fabric issues that arise from using upcycled fabrics. Most of our regularly-priced pieces will have some patching, but if there is more patching than we think is reasonable or if the patching is combined with another fabric issue, we will add the piece to our wabi sabi collection. Patching can be mild, moderate or significant. Please see the images and video attached to the wabi sabi piece that interests you for patches on that particular piece.
Please note that this item belongs to our PERFECTLY IMPERFECT or Wabi Sabi collection. We encourage you to ask questions and ask for pictures before purchasing. We have tried to show images of the flaws where possible.
These items are final sale.
Generally, this one size fits from a size 2 to a size 3x but here are the approximate product measurements. (There are slight variations due to the handmade nature of this garment.)
ARM OPENING: 11" Laid Flat
WIDTH ACROSS SHOULDER BLADES (BETWEEN ARM OPENINGS): 14" Laid Flat
WIDTH OF ENTIRE VEST: 41"- 44"
LENGTH OF ENTIRE VEST: 60"
Our sheer garments are made with pure silk georgette or pure silk chiffon saris. The remainder of our silk items are made with a strong pure silk crepe.
Wash clothing separately in cold water by hand or in a net bag on delicate using mild detergent. Hang dry. Steam iron if desired.
CARING FOR PATCHED SILK:
If a patch seems to be lifting at the edges, it can easily be re-attached.
- Place a piece of white cotton fabric on the ironing board (in case the glue from the patch seeps through the fabric onto your ironing board.).
- Place the silk fabric with the area to be patched in a single layer on the white cotton.
- Place the patch over the fabric flaw on the silk fabric.
- Cover the silk fabric and the patch with a presscloth - a thin layer of cotton fabric.
- Press the patch on firmly through the presscloth with the iron temperature set to high. Repeat as necessary.
- Allow the patch to cool before moving the silk fabric off the ironing board.
LOST A PATCH?
- Email us a picture of where you need a patch and we can mail a replacement to you. You can send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shipping Calculated at Checkout
You will have the option at checkout to select local pick-up or delivery. If you choose delivery, you will be presented with a few different delivery options to choose from on the checkout page.
We will send you tracking information when we fulfill your order.
We aim to ship the next day (not including weekends) unless a pandemic slows us down, in which case we will ship within 5 days. Generally your shipment will arrive to you within 5 business days after you place your order online.
Our Exchange Policy
We are happy to offer an exchange or a store credit for products returned in their original condition within 7 days of purchase.* Please email us at email@example.com with your concerns to begin the exchange process.
Unless there is a significant issue with the quality of the product, customers are responsible for shipping the product back to the store, but we do examine each exchange on a case by case basis to ensure that we have been as fair as possible given that we are transparent about the "Pre-loved" nature of many of our fabrics.
SALE ITEMS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REFUND OR EXCHANGE.
If 7 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you an exchange. Please let us know in advance if you require more than 7 days and we will try to accommodate you.
To be eligible for an exchange, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it, tags attached. Customers are responsible for shipping the item back to the stoe.
Gift cards are non-refundable.
With regards to our sariKNOTsari Upcycled Vintage clothing line:
Using vintage saris ensures that our pieces are one-of-a-kind and adhere to a sustainable lifestyle, but it also means that there may be some imperfections. We have examined each garment closely and have mended or patched as necessary.
We are happy to patch or exchange any piece that you discover has imperfections that you had not anticipated within 7 days of purchase.
ALL WABI SABI and SALE ITEMS ARE FINAL SALE.
The Nirvana Collection
In Eastern religions, Nirvana refers to a state of ultimate liberation from the cycle of rebirth. The Pure Upcycled Silk Nirvana Collection is made from vintage pure silk saris, however these rare and beautiful pieces are flawless. They have magically eluded the ravages of time.
Enjoy the perfection of heaven on Earth with the sariKNOTsari Nirvana Collection
The Avatar Collection
In Eastern philosophy, an Avatar is an incarnation that teaches how to evolve virtues of the past into the present. The Pure Upcycled Silk Avatar Collection is made from vintage pure silk saris, chosen and worn by women in the past to celebrate their lives. If you look very closely, you will see that the silks in this collection show some of the character of their previous incarnations through the appliqués that have been lovingly applied to bring new life to the fabric. This piece is a reminder that we are part of a collective journey to which we all add a little something.
You may find some appliqués and/or very minor thread pulls on pieces in this collection.
The Wabi Sabi Collection
Wabi sabi pieces have flaws that we have tried to highlight in the images. We feel these pieces are still beautiful to wear and in most cases, you are the only one who will know that the piece has "flaws". Please look closely at the pictures and the video in the product images to learn about the flaws in the particular piece in which you are interested.