Recent Updates

Beyond Fair Wages

October 27, 2017

As we come to the end of Fair Trade Month, learn how Matr Boomie, with over a decade working in fair trade, is developing respectful relationships with artisan groups and creating sustainable business solutions that fosters a world where more marginalized artisans are connected to trade.


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Be Connected to What You Wear

September 14, 2017

Mata Traders makes fair-trade fashion that has a real impact on women's lives globally. Read about their cooperatives in India and Nepal that train and employ hundreds of artisans in marginalized communities, with a focus on gender equity. Shop their collection and support women's empowerment.


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Empowering Women Artisans

May 05, 2017

Our partner Matr Boomie has worked for over a decade to increase the reach of fair trade and to empower women workers for over a decade in India. Check out some of the statistics that make their dedication to minimizing gender disparity in India such a success.

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Meet the Makers: Rosy

March 22, 2017

Rosy, who began working at one of Mata Traders cooperatives not knowing how to sew, acquired the training and fair wages that fair trade provides. Read her success story.

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Stunning Traditional Art Forms

February 24, 2017

Fill your home with the patterns and colors of handcrafted pieces. Learn about some of the techniques skilled Indian artisans use to create the stunning Matr Boomie pieces that go from their hands to yours.

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Meet the Makers: Kanta Ji

January 31, 2017

Meet Kanta Ji, a paper craft artisan in India who faces many challenges. Learn about her journey from being an uneducated woman to economic independence and empowerment.

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What Makes Fair Wages Fair?

March 19, 2016

Manish Gupta of Matr Boomie delves more deeply into what makes fair wages fair and how they differ from market wages. See how your fair-trade purchases influence artisan empowerment in the global marketplace.

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Why We Love Matr Boomie

December 12, 2015

Sure, we love their earrings and cool, stripy rugs. But wanna know the deeper reasons we love Matr Boomie? It has a lot to do with fair trade and economic empowerment. Check out some highlights and their impact report.

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Wrap Up the Holidays in Sustainable Style

December 05, 2015

Wrapping your presents this holiday season doesn't have to be a waste. Check out our sustainable options that recycled, reusable, and, well, really awesome.

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Literacy and Health Programs for Artisans

November 20, 2015

Learn more about Matr Boomie's work in India to provide ongoing health checkups and skill development workshops for its partner artisan groups so that they can have access to better health care, education opportunities, and sustainable employment.

 

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Meet Matr Boomie's Design Team

October 01, 2015

“I feel pride knowing that the work I enjoy makes a positive social impact,” says Nicolette Perez, junior designer for Matr Boomie, one of the Good Buy’s fair-trade vendors. Learn more about how production design meets sustainability as they source fair-trade products in India.

 

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Bracelets and Bangles

February 19, 2015

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Matr Boomie

February 06, 2015

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