Eco-Fashion Report: Mata Traders' Spring Collection



The Penny Rose readers may remember Mata Traders, the “fair trade fashion” company that we spotlighted last May. (The chunky yellow necklace featured in my last post was another Mata Traders treasure—one that I am now happy to say I own.) I was excited to recently discover Mata Traders’ Spring 2014 Collection, and recommend checking it out. The new lineup (a few items from which are spotlighted above) is characterized by cheery, simple, feminine dresses and more stylish statement jewelry. The designs are even more impressive when you take into account the production limitations the company operates within—all of its items are made by women’s cooperatives in India and Nepal. If the concept of female-led ethical fashion enterprises piques your interest, give this recent Forbes article, titled “Ethical Chic: How Women Can Change The Fashion Industry,” a read.