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Mata Traders is just one of the several Fair Trader certified clothing brands we carry at 5 Pound Apparel. Many may not know exactly what fair trade certified means so I am going to bring you up to speed here. Fair Trade Certification is a third-party certification process that sets standards for the way items are produced and set fair wage standards for the work being done. How can you tell if something is Fair Trade certified? The Fair-Trade label is a way for consumers to know these criteria were met before the product ever makes it to the shelf. Look for the label on your products – if it’s not there, it’s not Fair Trade certified. There is so much information about Fair Trade and how it is changing the world every day. Read more about how you can get involved, here.


Mata Traders is design driven, fair trade brand helping to end global poverty and inspire ethical companies and consumers to change the fashion industry. Releasing a new collection of dresses and jewelry every season. The Mata Traders mission is to 'fashion a better world’ by creating designs that celebrate a woman’s originality and empower her to use her dollar for change. Every item purchased from Mata Traders empowers women in India and Nepal, impacts global poverty, and combats child labor. All of their products are handmade which makes every piece made, one of a kind. I would describe the style of Mata Trader as modern bohemian. Most of their dresses are made from 100% organic cotton or a cotton/jersey blend. You can shop Mata Traders at both 5 Pound Apparel locations and online!


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