Our Fair Trade Fashion Journey
Three best friends with a serious case of wanderlust set out on an around-the-world adventure and landed in Mother India for four months. Enamored with the culture, markets, and colorful textiles, they vowed to make the country a part of their life story.
A love affair with India has evolved into Mata Traders – a design driven, fair trade fashion brand helping to end global poverty and inspire consumers to change the fashion industry. Made by artisans in India and Nepal, our colorfully original designs provide a stable source of income for families in economically disadvantaged communities.
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.