Vendor Spotlight- Mata Traders
Another one of our great vendors is Mata Traders.
In college my first experience with fair trade was a student run store that bought and sold fair trade items. I fell so in love with this experience and I really loved the jewelry and clothes that we carried from Mata Traders. I fell so in love that I did an internship with them and got to learn so much and live in Chicago for a summer!
Mata Traders is a fair trade fashion company that is located in Chicago, Illinois. This business was started by three college friends that traveled to India and fell in love with the country and the culture.
They then created amazing jewelry and clothing that is made by women artisans that earn a living wage and work in safe conditions.
The Mata Traders mission statement 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”
They are an amazing company that makes beautiful jewelry and I love carrying their pieces.