We aspire to focus on more than simply creating a beautiful product. The process, the people and the environment carry just as much importance. All intertwined. This has been a guiding principle in every choice of material and method.


Upcycling is the creative reuse of existing materials, which may have otherwise ended up in landfills. It is becoming an increasingly common practice by many makers around the globe.

Our primary material is the sari — ones that have already served their first purpose and can now be renewed into a new form. Not only is the sari repurposed, we also prioritize selecting saris made of silk, which is a natural fiber and has a smaller environmental impact during production.

Though water is used in the making of saris, minimal water is used in the production of our handbags. In most cases, a quick cool water wash and air dry are all that is needed before transforming them into our designs.


Along with working solely with preloved saris, being mindful of all the materials used making each piece is relevant. The gold leather-like material used in crafting the envelope clutch and cardholders is known as washable paper or faux leather. It is developed from natural plant fibers, making it both biodegradable and recyclable. It is water resistant, highly durable and versatile. Over time and with use, it softens and acquires its unique, wrinkled texture, making it a beautiful and eco-friendly alternative to genuine leather.

The vibrant fuchsia colored lining (also known as 'rani pink') of every Bella Mews handbag is made from deadstock. Deadstock is fabric that was created for a specific product or purpose, but has gone unused. In some instances, it is not the right shade, it’s the wrong texture, or is simply surplus. Rather than ending up in landfills, sustainably-minded designers are finding creative solutions to incorporating deadstock into their designs.

We've thought it all the way through to our packaging. With more companies choosing to provide sustainable options with the environment in mind, our choices were simple. All of our packaging is made of recycled materials.


Made in New York. The saris travel to New York where they are given a second life. This is important to us as it ensures fair wages, a safe work environment and a healthy work/life balance. Making locally also allows us the opportunity to regularly visit the factory and openly and freely communicate with the team of crafters - thus building a relationship based on trust.