Designer Update: Mata Traders

We love to hear feedback from our favorite designers, and this inspiring update is definitely one worth sharing! In April, my fellow blog writer, Erin, wrote a post about new-to-ModCloth designer Mata Traders and explained why supporting fair trade practices is both ethically responsible and stylishly smart.

Although, it never hurts to hear some solid proof of its good-doings! Check out what Mata Traders‘ Creative Director had to say about your contributions, below.

“Your re-order of dresses employed a unit of talented women in a village outside of Kathmandu. They were incredibly excited and proud of their work, and when they finished the order, they wanted more of it to do! The goal that we strive for is making fair trade competitive with factory-made brands, and ModCloth’s orders this year are helping us attain that. I just wanted you to know how you all are connected to this process. Thanks a lot!”

– Maureen Dunn, Creative Director of Mata Traders

Check out our fair trade category for more items crafted with fair trade practices in mind, and as you shop for friends and family this holiday season, keep in mind how your choices have the ability to affect others –- not just nearby, but worldwide. Let’s keep the big picture looking bright!

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Laura Vrcek

About Laura

With a passion for events, interviews, and her pet aloe plants, Laura strives to live in a world where writing poetry evokes celebrity status. When she's not planning her apartment's next face-lift, she's either befriending strangers or admiring maps. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, is a member of ModCloth's Charitable Giving Committee, and is an avid appreciator of funky hairstyles and too-hot sauces.

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3 Responses to Designer Update: Mata Traders

  1. Megan (ModCloth) 11/25/2011 at 10:35 am #

    ROCKING!

  2. C 11/28/2011 at 5:35 am #

    I am so excited to hear about this. Mata has been one of my favorite brands, and to be able to get their clothes and jewelry with ModCloth service is the best of both worlds. It’s also been great to see other people’s feedback and see other people loving their stuff as much as I do. Shopping ethically can become almost a full time job; thanks for carrying them and making it that much easier!

  3. C 11/28/2011 at 5:43 am #

    Oh, and thanks for the fair trade category!

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