by Rachel Davies April 10, 2017
Here at BohoCity, we’re committed to providing you with the best of the best in ethical clothing. That’s why we stock gorgeous dresses from some incredible brands. In our ‘Spotlight On’ series, we’ll be giving you some extra insight into our favourite brands available in our store.
First up is Mata Traders, a fair-trade clothing company based in America. Here’s everything you need to know about their history, their style, and their fair trade ethos.
Mata Traders was started by three best friends from America who, on their travels around the world, found themselves in India. After just a short time there, the trio fell in love with the vibrant country, and were inspired by the people they met there.
Their ethos is to create incredible colourful clothing that brings joy not only to the lives of people who wear them, but the people who make them, too. Mata Traders is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, and a Green America Certified business, achieving gold status.
Mata Trader’s aim is to ‘fashion a better world’ through their fair pay policy and safe working conditions for women. The women who craft each and every Mata Trader item come from rural areas, tribal villages, and even slums. Working with Mata Trader allows them to earn a fair wage in safe environment which helps them to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. It’s an inspirational ethos that makes us proud to stock their gorgeous dresses.
Mata Traders skilfully interweaves traditional Indian style and modern design. Each item of clothing in their incredible collection is handmade by women in India and Nepal, incorporating ‘craft traditions that date back centuries, such as block printing and embroidery’. They offer vintage style tea dresses alongside pieces that are more obviously inspired by India, like the vibrant red and gold used in this afternoon dress
Why we love Mata Traders
We love that Mata Traders infuses bold colour, traditional Indian practises, and chic design. It makes for a unique and exciting range that will fit into any woman’s summer wardrobe. Their summer dresses are always cute and comfortable, with a range of styles available to suit any tastes and body shape. Above all, we love their fair trade policies and how their helping the world become a better place – one gorgeous dress at a time.
You can browse the full range of our Mata Trader dresses here.
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