EMPOWER. INSPIRE. EDUCATE. SERVE.

Saris to Suits ® focuses on building awareness to break down the barriers that constrain the advancement of women and girls. We have a multi-pronged, thoughtful, and comprehensive approach to advance women’s empowerment, education, social justice, and circular economy. We want to inspire the future generation to take a stand for humanity, equality and our planet.

EMPOWER

INSPIRE

EDUCATE

SERVE

EMPOWER. INSPIRE. EDUCATE. SERVE.

Saris to Suits ® focuses on building awareness to break down the barriers that constrain the advancement of women and girls. We aim to advance women’s empowerment, education, gender inclusivity, equality and social justice. We want to inspire the future generation to take a stance against injustice in all forms.

Click here to support under-resourced women and children

ADVOCACY

COLLABORATIONS

Funded programs for mission aligned organizations supporting causes such as:

OUR IMPACT

Nearly 250 women being trained through partner organizations and Gucci Equilibrium.

  

Hundreds getting a second a chance like the fabric – a earn a livelihood and health insurance.

 

 300,000 plus sq meters of fabric upcycled to fashion sustainability.

 

200,000 hours of work remunerated (40% gains across the board gain since COVID devastated India)

OUR IMPACT

Social Justice/Youth Organizations

Events/Conferences and Speaking Engagements for women’s empowerment

Women/youth directly impacted from funded projects for mission aligned organizations

Calendars donated as a fundraising tool; 70+ Real life role models profiled as an inspiration – Physicians, Philanthropists, Activists, Scientists, Journalists, Athletes

MISSION

Expand Purple Lotus legal funds for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking

Organize women’s conferences to raise awareness for gender, cultural, social and economic equality in US and internationally – such as the one continued from New Delhi in 2019

Partner with mission aligned social enterprises for job creation amongst the underserviced

Spread the word about inspirational women across the globe through digital media stories

Expand S2S Store for sustainable merchandise to train and employ refugees and other women lacking resources for independent living

THE SARIS TO SUITS ® STORY

2012 witnessed Saris to Suits ®  come to fruition to make an incremental difference for women and girls so they can earn and achieve their fullest potential. It’s been a journey of building brand awareness, and collaborating with mission-aligned organizations that aid underserviced women and children from all walks of life. It was a calling or social responsibility of sorts for a media professional. She knew she had to do something, beyond the work she had done on CNN, to make an impact and maybe help change circumstances for other women and girls.

Pratibha “Patti” Tripathi was called a trailblazer because of her awe-inspiring tenacity to achieve impressive professional success. She became the first network news anchor of Indian origin in her late 20’s when she was not well versed in English at age 12. The head of philanthropy of a large corporation referred to her as a visionary when she launched her public charity appropriately named Saris to Suits ® within the confines of a patriarchal South Asian community and a mainstream America and judicial system unaware of cultural nuances. It happened before hashtags such as #MeToo #TimesUp and the UN’s #HeForShe went viral.

But her wildly appalling personal journey fit for a movie is not widely known. After navigating the fallout from a traditional marriage, she has made an impact worldwide by using her voice to advocate for women and girls whose voices have systematically been silenced.

Patti is wearing an upcycled Mini-Kaftan from our Store

OUR COLLABORATION with India-based social enterprise, I was a Sari

Saris to Suits ® stands for sustainability. Plus, empowerment of women everywhere and our planet. 

Despite the pandemic, 2022 saw 40% gains across the board in fabric upcycled, work renumerated, and the number of underprivileged people earn dignified livelihood 

One-of-a kind western styles made for YOU from vibrant saris

With this stylish socially-conscious purchase, you enable female artisans thread livelihoods, as they create a fashion wear with upcycled seven yards of treasured sari that once draped and adorned its original owner. We at Saris to Suits ® thank you for empowering women and supporting our social enterprise collaboration that links East to West through fabrics and textiles.

EMPOWER. INSPIRE. EDUCATE. SERVE.

Garments such as “saris” or “suits” do not make a person more or less empowered. Rather, our trademark and registered brand implies these savvy and worldly women travel fluidly between continents, chasms, and communities AND serve as real-life role models for young girls and women. It has multiple meanings – East to West, woman to man, and the assimilation process reflected in attire occurs when women enter the workforce.

Saris to Suits ® is incorporated as a non-profit public charity, and exempt from federal tax under 501(C)3 Revenue Code, which means contributions are deductible under section 170 of the code.

Change lives and
circumstances for women
and girls facing adversities.

Garments such as “saris” or “suits” do not make a person more or less empowered. Rather, our trademarked and registered brand implies these savvy and worldly women travel fluidly between continents, chasms, and communities AND serve as real-life role models for young girls and women. It has multiple meanings – East to West, woman to man, and the assimilation process reflected in attire occurs when women enter the workforce.

Saris to Suits ® is incorporated as a non-profit public charity, and exempt from federal tax under 501(C)3 Revenue Code, which means contributions are deductible under section 170 of the code.

Change lives and circumstances for women and girls facing adversities.

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