Sari Bari is a project that offers women who have either been involved in the human trafficking or sex trades, a chance to restore their dignity and experience making their own personal choices. Based in Kolkata, women are able to make sustained change to their lives by building their own business and supporting each other to remaining free from the exploits of their previous life.
The name "Sari Bari" comes from two symbols. A sari is the traditional clothing worn by women in India. In India, a sari represents the essence of womanhood. The word bari mean "house or home" in the Bengali language.
Each item is labelled by the woman who has made it.