"Mata" means "mother" in Hindi and is a nod to Shakti, the female creative power in us all. The Mata Traders mission is to "fashion a better world" through ethically made jewelry and clothing styles. The majority of Indian and Nepali artisans working at Mata Traders are women employed through rural co-ops. With wages earned, these women are able to provide sustainable income for their families and generate wealth within their communities. By purchasing Mata Traders clothing and jewelry, you're not only keeping traditional craft alive, you're making an impact on global poverty.