Having worked as a womenswear designer at a mass scale I can quickly assess an expertly designed dress assortment. And when I mean expertly designed, I'm not talking about glamour or high end, I'm talking about an assortment that fits a wide range of body types and tastes. It isn't easy to find the perfect intersection of fit, fabric, print and color that can appeal to a more casual guest or a more adventurous one. Mata Traders has quietly nailed it, and I have the good fortune of curating their range for our assortment.
As is our usual MO, Mata Traders is so much more than a dress company. They are veterans and experts in the fair trade apparel space. Their social impact has profoundly changed the course of their artisans lives. Visit their website to get down to individual artisans stories. Keep coming back here, we'll share more as we continue to build our community and blog.
"Making a Social Impact by Empowering Artisans
Together, let's 'fashion a better world' by embracing slow style, celebrating handmade artistry, and being connected to the women who make our products. Every time you shop Mata Traders, you are sustaining the work of women artisans in India and Nepal.
Mata Traders fair trade clothing and accessories are made by the hands of artisans in India and Nepal. 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. By giving our artisans an opportunity, we are making a social impact on not just their lives, but the lives of generations to come."