If your mom is hip, you definitely want to check out the new Mata Traders earrings! This first photo shows 3 of their earring designs – The Ruby Hoop Earrings ($16), the Peacock Earrings ($14), the Lace Earrings Red ($14). Not shown in the photo are Lace Earrings Black ($14) or the Bone Hope Earrings ($14).
And, look at these beautiful Gypsy Earrings ($16) – who wouldn’t love these?
The great thing about the Mata Traders products isn’t just that they are hip and modern. When you purchase these earrings, you know that you are making the difference in the lives of women in India.
Mata Traders strives to create hip and affordable fair trade styles that compete with mainstream brands whilst giving women sustainable futures. Mata Traders works with women’s co-operatives in India and Nepal providing sustainable income to women living at the poverty level. Whether a beginner sewer or the marketing director of a co-op, all the women that make the jewelry, accessories and clothing have a real voice. Mata Traders is pleased to be part of that voice by bringing their quality handiwork to the USA in a high fashion, fairly traded product line.
Giving women economic power and viable working skills can transform a community and is the surest way to combat poverty. Living wages, good working conditions and no assembly line production characterizes Mata Traders products. India as a whole is not a society that encourages social mobility. Economic brackets are enforced by caste lines and, like most industrializing nations, the poverty class is growing as the rural poor migrate from villages to mega-cities to find new kinds of work. The opportunities for economic advancement that fair trade organizations offer to women in poverty are truly a rarity. Being part of the fair trade community by buying these products means that you too are connected to this positive change.