Mata Traders

 

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."

 

Summary

  • Partners with artisan cooperatives that focus on gender equality and supporting women
  • Artisans have access to healthcare, maternity leave, daycare, as well as literacy classes and skill training.
  • Preserves traditional crafts by blending them with modern designs
  • All artisans are paid fair wages that exceed the local minimum wage.
  • Prevents child labor by providing families with the income they need to send children to school
  • Member of the Fair Trade Federation, which verifies and monitors fair trade practices