Mata Traders isn’t just about a flattering fit. They celebrate the talents and culture of the individuals who create our products. When factory-made textiles became prevalent many years ago, printers and weavers in India and Nepal were forced to turn to more menial forms of work to support their families, leaving artisan skills that were passed down for generations to be lost. In a time of globalization and fast-paced technology, they're proud to support the groups of traditional fabric producers and jewelry makers who remain active today, keeping the art of handmade alive. Artisans utilizing techniques like hand embroidery, block printing, jewelry making, and screen printing have made Mata Traders the spunky, stylish brand it has become.
If you’ve ever looked at the embroidery on their dresses, you know the level of attention and detail that goes into each garment. Any pieces with embroidery come from our most traditional artisan group – the women can embroider from their homes and even get together in sewing circles within their communities! Without many possibilities for employment in their small villages, and often with children at home, this is a great opportunity for the women to earn an income and support their families.