Mata Traders

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Fashioning A Better World

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mata traders

Mata Traders invests in women who are better able to take care of their families because they have financial independence.  The women are fantastic embroiderers, seamstresses and collaborators.

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    $86.00
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    Vintage Pleat Dress Rust Red

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    Stylish and ornate, this dress will turn heads as we head into autumn.  The warm autumn tones are accompanied with hand block printed details highlighting the hard work of fair trade craftswomen.

    Material: 100% cotton

    Model is 5'8" and wears size XS
    $86.00
    $86.00
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    $110.00
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    Vintage Pleated Plum Ikat Dress

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    Stylish and ornate, this dress will turn heads as we head into autumn.  The plum base and hand dyed details highlight the hardwork of fair trade craftswomen.  Each garment is hand dyed resulting in a breathtaking dress ready for the fall season.

    Material: 100% cotton

    Model is 5'10" and wears size XS **Some color transfer may occur from this handmade fabric and we recommend you wash before wearing. Refer to care label for washing instructions.**
    $110.00
    $110.00
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    $94.00
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    Vienna Pleated Red Rose Buds Dress

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    Stylish and ornate, this dress will turn heads as we head into autumn.  The inviting and comforting fall colors combine with expert craftsmanship highlighting the expertise of the fair trade dress producers.  Each detail is hand block printed resulting in a breathtaking dress ready for fall.

    Material: 100% cotton

    Model is 5'8" and wears size XS
    $94.00
    $94.00
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    Sweet Seams Dress Twilight

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    Longer sleeves and pockets make this the perfect fall dress!  Intricate geometric patterns combine with functional practicality that creates a dress you're going to want to wear everyday!

    Material: 95% cotton, 5% spandex

    Model is 5'9.5" and wears size XS
    $80.00
    $80.00
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    Rosalie Dress Black Quilt

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    Longer sleeves and pockets make this the perfect fall dress!  Intricate and colorful design combines with functional practicality that creates a dress you're going to want to wear everyday!

    Material: 95% cotton, 5% spandex

    Model is 5'9.5" and wears size XS
    $74.00
    $74.00
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    Hudson Shirtdress Teal Foxes

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    Comfortable and fun, this shirtdress is adorned with adorable foxes.  Dress it up, dress it down, wear it however you want, and trust that you'll look as fabulous as a fox!!

    Material: 95% cotton, 5% spandex

    Model is 5'9.5" and wears size XS
    $66.00
    $66.00
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    Geneva Dress Fuchsia

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    Comfortable and colorful this dress is ready a day at work or a night out.  The faux wrap style blends eye catching colorful with expert fair trade craftsmanship to create a one of a kind dress.
    Material: 95% cotton, 5% Spandex Model is 5'9.5" and wears size XS
    $80.00
    $80.00
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    Merida Blouse Sparrows

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    Hand-screen printed, this top is ready for fall.  Mata Traders combines exquisite screen print patterns with subtle design points for a truly unique top. Pair this blue top with a pencil skirt or a cute pair of jeans for the perfect outfit. Material: 100% Cotton
    $60.00
    $60.00
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    Metalwork Bracelet – Gold

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    • Goldtone-plated brass
    • 6.75"-7.25" around
    • Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India

    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.

    $26.00
    $26.00
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    Metalwork Bracelet – Silver

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    • Silvertone-plated brass
    • 6.75"-7.25" around
    • Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India

    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.

    $26.00
    $26.00
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    Threaded Trio Cuff – Gold

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    • Cotton thread and goldtone-plated brass
    • Adjustable
    • Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India

    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.

    $22.00
    $22.00
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    vera patchwork top
    $55.00 $41.00
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    Vera Top Patchwork

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    Keep it cool and casual in our Vera Top, hand screen-printed with a subtle patchwork design. The cinching at the waist and slight flare on the bottom give this top a great shape that works great for a day at the lake, or a day stuck in the office. Made by women at an artisan's cooperative in India.

    Material: 100% cotton

    Length of size M is 25" - Model is 5'10"
    $55.00 $41.00
    $55.00 $41.00
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    whidby shirtdress patchwork
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    $76.00 $57.00
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    Whidby Shirtdress Patchwork

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    Keep it cool and casual in our Whidby Shirtdress, hand screen-printed with a subtle patchwork design. The tie at the waist makes this dress flattering for every size, and the sleeves give it a bit more modesty, making it great to wear at the office!

    Material: 100% cotton

    Length of size M is 38" - Model is 5'8"
    $76.00 $57.00
    $76.00 $57.00
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    layla shirtdress dusty blue
    layla shirtdress blue
    $84.00 $63.00
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    Layla Shirtdress Dusty Blue

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    The wide blue stripes on this soft shirtdress give it a decidedly beachy vibe that is both retro and classic! The tie at the waist makes this summer dress flattering for every size, and the collar looks adorable under a sweater once the weather cools. This style looks great with sandals!

    Material: 50% cotton, 50% rayon

    Length of size M is 36.5" - Model is 5'10"
    $84.00 $63.00
    $84.00 $63.00
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    raya dress cream stripe
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    $88.00 $66.00
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    Raya Dress Cream Stripes

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    This wonderfully soft dress simply oozes charm with its faux buttons down the front, hidden pockets, and subtle stripes! Take it out for a picnic at the lake or on a lazy jaunt in the park. Wear it proudly wherever you go, knowing that it was proudly made by artisans at a fair trade cooperative in Nepal. Zips at the back.

    Material: 50% cotton, 50% rayon

    Length of size M is 38" - Model is 5'10"
    $88.00 $66.00
    $88.00 $66.00
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    evanston dress black lines
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    $74.00 $55.50
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    Evanston Dress Black Lines

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    Look cool, and feel comfy in our Evanston Dress that's hand screen-printed with a cross-hatch pattern in white and green on black fabric! You'll love the touch of spandex added to the super soft cotton. The cotton gives it a casual feel, but the big front pockets at the waist give it a structured look that's more classy! Material: 95% fair trade organic cotton jersey, 5% spandex Length of size M is 38"
    $74.00 $55.50
    $74.00 $55.50
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    summer sonnet dress red mosaic
    summer sonnet dress red mosaic back
    $70.00 $52.50
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    Summer Sonnet Dress Red Mosaic

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    Hand-screen printed with a bright mosaic tile pattern, this red dress is lightweight and comfortable.  Hidden pockets and the flexibility of spandex make this dress perfect for all of your spring and summer adventures whether that's at the beach or at brunch! Material: 95% fair trade organic cotton jersey, 5% spandex Length of size M is 38"
    $70.00 $52.50
    $70.00 $52.50
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    chilmark dress ivory
    chilmark dress ivory model
    $80.00 $60.00
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    Chilmark Dress Ivory

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    Keep it simple and let the beautiful screen-printed pattern and accent embroidery of our Chilmark Dress speak for itself! Elastic at the back waist means you get some wiggle room and the square neck line looks great with your favorite pendant necklace.

    Material: 100% cotton

    Length of size M is 38" - Model is 5'10"
    $80.00 $60.00
    $80.00 $60.00
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    chilmark dress denim
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    $80.00 $60.00
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    Chilmark Dress Denim Blue

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    Keep it simple and let the beautiful screen-printed pattern and accent embroidery of our Chilmark Dress speak for itself! Elastic at the back waist means you get some wiggle room and the square neck line looks great with your favorite pendant necklace.

    Material: 100% cotton

    Length of size M is 38" - Model is 5'10"
    $80.00 $60.00
    $80.00 $60.00
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    artsy traveler blue tile
    artsy traveler dress blue tile
    $74.00 $55.50
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    Artsy Traveler Dress Blue Tile

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    Elastic gathering in the front and back taper this dress to your body for a comfortable yet elegant fit so you’re ready for whatever adventures await! The cream mosaic tile pattern is screen-printed by hand on blue fabric by members of a fair trade cooperative in India.

    Material: 100% cotton

    Model is 5'10" and length of size M is 38"
    $74.00 $55.50
    $74.00 $55.50
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    artsy traveler dress black floral
    artsy traveler dress black floral side
    $74.00 $55.50
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    Artsy Traveler Dress Black Floral

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    Elastic gathering in the front and back taper this dress to your body for a comfortable yet elegant fit so you’re ready for whatever adventures await! The white floral pattern is screen-printed by hand by members of a fair trade cooperative in India.

    Material: 100% cotton

    Model is 5'10" and length of size M is 38"
    $74.00 $55.50
    $74.00 $55.50
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    $74.00 $55.50
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    Myrabelle Shirtdress – Magenta

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    The magenta Myrabelle style brings shape back to the shirtdress. Cinching at the waist makes this retro summer dress flattering for every size, and the collar looks adorable under a top layer once the weather cools. This style looks fun with sneakers!
    • 100% cotton
    • Hand screen printed
    • Hidden pockets
    • Length of size M is 38"
    • Model is 5'8" and wears size XS
    • Made at a fair trade women's cooperative in India
    $74.00 $55.50
    $74.00 $55.50
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    fresco shift dress chambray
    $80.00 $60.00
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    Fresco Chambray Shift Dress

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    This shift-style chambray dress is summery and simple but far from boring! The Fresco dress features hand embroidered detail around the collar, and the shift cut feels light and airy on hot days.

    Material: 100% cotton

    • Model is 5'10" and length of size M is 37.5"
    $80.00 $60.00
    $80.00 $60.00
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    lila chambray top
    $66.00 $49.50
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    Lila Chambray Top

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    This lightweight chambray top is a shoo-in for summer and plays well with just about any color, so consider it a warm-weather staple. Pairs well with khaki shorts and a chunky wooden heel for your jaunt to the farmer's market.

    Material: 100% cotton

    • Model is 5'8"
    $66.00 $49.50
    $66.00 $49.50
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    ikat polo dress
    $58.50$58.75
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    Ikat Polo Dress

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    Make a mod statement with the funky pattern and classic cut of our Ikat Polo dress. We like the look of this shape with Mary Janes and big, bold lashes!

    Material: 100% cotton

    • Model is 5'10" and length of size M is 37.5"
    $58.50$58.75
    $58.50$58.75
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    $54.00 $40.50
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    Prim and Pleat Tank – Berry

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    This pink tank stands out with unique pleated detail, a hand screen printed pattern, and a trendy peplum silhouette. Pair it with capris for a playful and prim warm-weather look.
    • 100% cotton
    • Hand screen printed
    • Pleat detail
    • Model is 5'8" and wears size XS
    • Made at a fair trade women's cooperative in India
    • Some color transfer may occur from this handmade fabric. Please refer to care label for washing instructions.
    $54.00 $40.50
    $54.00 $40.50
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    $54.00 $40.50
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    Prim and Pleat Tank – Grey – L Only

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    This grey tank stands out with unique pleated detail, a hand screen printed pattern, and a trendy peplum silhouette. Pair it with capris for a playful and prim warm-weather look.
    • 100% cotton
    • Hand screen printed
    • Pleat detail
    • Model is 5'10" and wears size XS
    • Made at a fair trade women's cooperative in India
    $54.00 $40.50
    $54.00 $40.50
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    sunshine sea top
    $52.00 $39.00
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    Sunshine & Sea Top

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    When summer rain comes, bring the sun back with this bright, patterned top. A super comfy fit makes this seafoam shirt easy to throw on with jeans or dress up a bit with a solid maxi skirt. that!

    Material: 100% cotton

    Model is 5'8" and wears size XS

    $52.00 $39.00
    $52.00 $39.00
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    Crosswinds Cuff – Copper

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    • Rosetone-plated brass
    • Adjustable
    • Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India

    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.

    $20.00
    $20.00
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    Crosswinds Cuff – Gold

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    • Gold-toned brass
    • Adjustable
    • Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India

    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.

    $20.00
    $20.00
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    Crosswinds Cuff – Silver

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    • Silver-toned brass
    • Adjustable
    • Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India

    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.

    $20.00
    $20.00
  • Wind and Water Copper
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    Wind and Water Cuff – Copper

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    This brass cuff flows with the movement of the winds and the water. This bracelet looks great during a fun night out or on a lazy afternoon picnic in park.  It adjusts to fit most wrists. **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.
    $19.00
    $19.00
  • Wind and Water Silver
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    Wind and Water Cuff – Silver

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    This brass cuff flows with the movement of the winds and the water. This bracelet looks great during a fun night out or on a lazy afternoon picnic in park.  It adjusts to fit most wrists. **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.
    $19.00
    $19.00
  • Wind and Water Gold
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    Wind and Water Cuff – Gold

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    This brass cuff flows with the movement of the winds and the water. This bracelet looks great during a fun night out or on a lazy afternoon picnic in park.  It adjusts to fit most wrists. **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.
    $19.00
    $19.00
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    sabina shirtdress rose
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    $94.00 $64.00
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    Sabina Plaid Shirtdress Rose – XS and XL Only

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    Get prepped for fall with our Sabina Plaid Shirtdress! It ties at the waist and has hidden pockets. Pair it with dark tights and a peacoat and you're set for fall!

    Material: 100% cotton

    Length of size M is 36.5" - Model is 5'8"
    $94.00 $64.00
    $94.00 $64.00
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    vermont dress gray
    vermont dress grey plaid
    $84.00 $63.00
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    Vermont Plaid Dress Grey – M Only

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    Our Vermont Plaid Dress is a dark grey plaid with red and white cross stripes. Lovely details like coconut buttons, hidden side pockets and a small breast pocket complete the look. Zips up the back.

    Material: 100% cotton

    Length of size M is 38" - Model is 5'10"
    $84.00 $63.00
    $84.00 $63.00
  • de la sol ring
    de la sol ring
    $16.00
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    De La Sol Ring

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    • Goldtone-plated brass with hand painted color
    • Adjustable
    • Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India

    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.

    $16.00
    $16.00
  • jungle jam tiger earrings
    jungle jam tiger earrings
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    Jungle Jam Tiger Earrings

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    • Goldtone-plated brass with hand painted color
    • 2.5" length
    • Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India

    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.

    $18.00
    $18.00
  • mondrian bar necklace
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    Mondrian Bar Necklace

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    • Enamel and goldtone-plated brass
    • 9.5"-11.5" hanging length
    • Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India

    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.

    $28.00
    $28.00
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    Tea Time Dress

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    Our Tea Time Dress is ideal for an outing at the museum, or to sweeten up your work wardrobe. It's got a faux button placket down the front and features a unique block-print design.

    Material: 100% cotton

    Length of size M is 37.5" - Model is 5'8"
    $74.00 $56.00
    $74.00 $56.00
  • amadou earrings
    amadou earrings model
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    Amadou Earrings

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    • Goldtone-plated brass with hand painted color
    • 3.25" length
    • Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India

    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.

    $19.00
    $19.00
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    $53.00 $37.00
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    Maisie Trim Top Blue

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    Hand-screen printed, this top is lightweight making it ready for hot summer days.  Mata Traders combines exquisite screen print patterns with subtle design points like the row of threaded bars running above the hem for a truly unique summer top. Pair this blue top with a pencil skirt or a cute pair of shorts for the perfect summer outfit. Material: 100% Cotton
    $53.00 $37.00
    $53.00 $37.00
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    $74.00 $52.00
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    Myrabelle Shirtdress Seafoam

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    Hand-screen printed, this seafoam colored dress is lightweight and comfortable.  Wear it buttoned all the way up with a swooping statement necklace like our model, or choose your favorite simple pendant and wear it unbuttoned at the top.  Hidden pockets help make this dress perfect for all of your spring and summer adventures whether that's at the beach or at brunch! Material: 100% Cotton Length of size M is 38"
    $74.00 $52.00
    $74.00 $52.00
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    $70.00 $49.00
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    Natalia Shirtdress Berry

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    Delicious shades of red and berry are adorned with geometric line and rhombus patterns to create a stunning dress that is ready for fun in the sun! This dress is a breezy shift dress and has a waist tie to give it a nice shape if you want. Material: 100% cotton Length of size M is 37"
    $70.00 $49.00
    $70.00 $49.00
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    Curved Lines Necklace

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    This necklace moves with you! The curved lines flex back and forth as you twist and turn. Made of goldtone-plated and silver-toned brass.
    • 10.5"-12.5" hanging length. Made in India.
    **Learn more about Mata Traders and the artisans who made this product.
    $21.00
    $21.00
  • mixteco necklace
    $22.00
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    Mixteco Necklace

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    A warm mix of wood and goldtone brass triangles form a geometric and stylish necklace. Size: 14.5"- 16" hanging length **Learn more about Mata Traders and the artisans who made this product.
    $22.00
    $22.00
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    mixteco earrings
    $18.00
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    Mixteco Earrings

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    A warm mix of wood and goldtone brass triangles form a geometric and stylish pair of earrings. Size: 3" length **Learn more about Mata Traders and the artisans who made this product.
    $18.00
    $18.00
  • trailing triangles earrings
    trailing triangles earrings
    $15.00
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    Trailing Triangle Earrings

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    Warm wood and goldtone brass make these upside-down triangle earrings a handsome accessory. Material: Wood and goldtone-plated brass Size: 2" length **Learn more about Mata Traders and the artisans who made this product.
    $15.00
    $15.00
  • $22.00
    $22.00
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    Wind and Water Ring

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    This cute wire ring is reminiscent of the movement of wind and water. Adjusts to fit most. Material: brass **Learn more about Mata Traders and the women who crafted this product.
    $13.00
    $13.00

Impact

Mata Traders works with sewing, embroidery and jewelry making cooperatives in India and Nepal.  The economic opportunities provided to the women through Fair Trade is a rare thing in India as social mobility is very difficult.  One young woman started working at a co-op a few years ago and now can afford to send her younger siblings to school and start a college course herself.

Mission

To work with organizations that educate, employ, and empower women. Spending time with these groups has helped us realize that even the most traditional women, when given the opportunity, thrive in a sphere of meaningful work that is outside their homes and families. We have also learned that equality in the workplace IS possible in a country as socially stratified as India.”

Impact on the Artisans

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