March 15, 2018
After numerous hashtags about the great Indian Saree like #BringingSareeBack and the likes, only one stood out – The 100 Saree Pact.
Saree never went anywhere nor did it fade out of colloquial trends because it’s something that’s much bigger and greater.
But the 100 Saree Pact did get some people excited about wearing a Saree and documenting it on social media.
Meet Uttara, who was our senior in our undergraduate days. We had always known her as a chirpy, outspoken and opinionated girl. After discovering that she had taken up the 100 saree pact and given her own spin to it, we decided to a bring a bit more Saree Style to Street Style Delhi. So, we talked about this very popular hashtag in a no holds barred conversation. She shared with us her interpretation of the 100 Saree Pact, how she breaks stereotypes by doing the challenge while casually spilling some tea on how not to wear a Saree.
“I read about the 100 saree pact somewhere on Instagram three years back, had no idea what it was about, so I googled it – I got to know that there were two women who started this pact. The idea behind this was to wear 100 sarees within a year. Obviously, at that point, I wasn’t going to do it the way they had planned to do it. It was the same time when I was beginning my work with schools. So, there you had to wear sarees on each PTM. The first time I wore the saree, I put up a picture and I thought “let me just put the hashtag” like a thing that I followed with social media, you know, trends and all,” said Uttara when asked about the 100 Saree pact.
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