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At Mata Traders, their mission is to work with organizations that educate, employ, and empower women. Spending time with these groups has helped them realize that even the most traditional women, when given the opportunity, thrive in a sphere of meaningful work that is outside their homes and families. Through these relationships they have also learned that equality in the workplace IS possible in a country as socially stratified as India.  Whether a beginner sewer or the marketing director, all the women that make our clothing and accessories have a voice. Mata Traders is very proud to be a part of that voice by bringing you their quality handiwork in a high fashion, fairly traded product line.

All of their products are handmade using artistic traditions such as block-printing and embroidery…no factory production here. Combine that with flattering design and a flair for color, and you’ve got the Mata look. You can change the world by starting with your closet.

But that’s just half the story – this is fashion with impact. For their producers, it’s an opportunity to make a better life for their families. Choosing fair trade means you’re helping fight global poverty. The Mata Trader Co-Ops provide training, fair wages, and supportive benefits like health care and child care, literacy classes, and financial education.

“Fashion a Better World”

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