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Fashion A Better World
We Love Our Artisans
Mata Traders fair trade clothing and accessories are made by the hands of artisans in India and Nepal. Every item we sell is an original piece, and many incorporate craft traditions that date back centuries, such as block printing and embroidery.
 
Our artisans come from rural areas, tribal villages, and urban slums, but they all want the same thing – the chance to earn a fair wage and lift their families and communities out of poverty.

Read more about our impact »
 
 
 
We Love Our Artisans
Mata Traders fair trade clothing and accessories are made by the hands of artisans in India and Nepal. Every item we sell is an original piece, and many incorporate craft traditions that date back centuries, such as block printing and embroidery.
 
Our artisans come from rural areas, tribal villages, and urban slums, but they all want the same thing – the chance to earn a fair wage and lift their families and communities out of poverty.

Read more about our impact »
 
 
The Mata Mission
The Mata Traders mission is to ‘fashion a better world’ by creating designs that
celebrate a woman’s originality and empower her to use her dollar for change. We
merge uncommonly vibrant style with fair trade practices to make an impact on
global poverty – bringing fair wages to artisans in India and Nepal.
 
Every time you buy Mata Traders
Fair Trade Fashion You:
  • Preserve an art form
    Keeping alive craft traditions that
    date back centuries.
  • Fight gender inequality
    Helping women to progress in
    a stratified society.
  • Empower women in India & Nepal
    Giving them meaningful work and
    economic independence.
  • Score serious Karma points
    Doing your part to change
    the world.
  • Make an impact on global poverty
    Lifting up communities with jobs,
    healthcare and education.
  • Combat child labor
    Providing opportunities for women, so they
    can send their children to school.
 
One Artisan’s story
 
Rosy is part of a large and vibrant family, but like many extended families in India, hers had money problems. She and her husband always felt like they were under water, but they dreamt about giving their children a decent education one day.

When she joined the cooperative, Rosy had never sewn before and was bound by Indian gender traditions – her husband made her wear a sari to cover her head, and he was so resentful of her new job that he didn’t speak to her for three months.

She started out sewing bags by hand, but the cooperative promoted her when they learned that she was a hard worker. She moved to a supervisor role, and kept moving up the ladder until she became an assistant production manager.
Rosy has earned more than a fair wage – she’s earned the respect of her family. Her husband now supports her work and appreciates her new modern wardrobe. She’s the “strongest member of her family” and a role model for the women in her village.

Rosy’s oldest son (24 years old) got to go to school and is now happily married. Her youngest son (20 years old) is finishing up his education. Once he graduates, she’s going to keep working at the co-op so that she can buy a home one day.

Rosy is an inspiration to us all – we love her fantastic energy!

Meet more of Mata's artisans »
 
 
Rosy is part of a large and vibrant family, but like many extended families in India, hers had money problems. She and her husband always felt like they were under water, but they dreamt about giving their children a decent education one day.

When she joined the cooperative, Rosy had never sewn before and was bound by Indian gender traditions – her husband made her wear a sari to cover her head, and he was so resentful of her new job that he didn’t speak to her for three months.

She started out sewing bags by hand, but the cooperative promoted her when they learned that she was a hard worker. She moved to a supervisor role, and kept moving up the ladder until she became an assistant production manager. Rosy has earned more than a living wage – she’s earned the respect of her family. Her husband now supports her work and appreciates her new modern wardrobe. She’s the “strongest member of her family” and a role model for the women in her village.

Rosy’s oldest son (24 years old) got to go to school and is now happily married. Her youngest son (20 years old) is finishing up his education. Once he graduates, she’s going to keep working at the co-op so that she can buy a home one day.

Rosy is an inspiration to us all – we love her fantastic energy!

Meet more of Mata's artisans »
 
 
Handmade Processes
The uniqueness of our products comes from the hands of the individual artisans who make them. We love being able to honor centuries old textile and artisan traditions from India and Nepal, such as block printing and embroidery. As a customer of Mata Traders, you’re helping to keep artistic traditions alive.

Learn more about our Handmade Clothing
and Jewelry Techniques »
 
 
 
Handmade Processes
The uniqueness of our products comes from the hands of the individual artisans who make them. We love being able to honor centuries­old textile and artisan traditions from India and Nepal, such as block printing and embroidery. As a customer of Mata Traders, you’re helping to keep artistic traditions alive.

Learn more about our Handmade Clothing
and Jewelry Techniques »
 
 
I MADE THIS DRESS
 

 

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