The production of textiles consumes a lot of energy and water. If items of clothing are worn reluctantly or are broken, they do not have to be thrown away. Often they can be turned into something new and beautiful. There are many ideas on the Internet under the search terms Upcycling Cloth. One idea for using a high-quality, damaged silk sari fabric is to use the sections that are in good condition as a scarf.

Women are usually desirous of adding to their wardrobe any number of sarees when they go to a shop or an exhibition. You should have a reasonable number of sarees, but not a huge collection for pomp or show. […] Even men will have to do their own bit in controlling the expenditure on unwanted and unnecessary things.

Sathya Sai speaks Volume 16, Discourse to active workers of the Sri Sathya Sai Organisations, Tamil Nadu at Abbotsbury, Madras, 19 January 1983

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