Mata means "Mother" in Hindi and is a tribute to Shakti - the female creative power in all of us. Mata Traders resists traditional means of factory production by employing fair trade artisans in India and Nepal to handcraft their jewelry. With a focus on gender equality + empowering women, Mata Traders is a brand for the fashionably adventurous, bringing color and pattern to the world of ethical fashion in fresh new ways. By giving Mata Traders' artisans an opportunity, we are making a social impact on not just their lives, but the lives of generations to come. Their globally-inspired jewelry is truly making a difference in the lives of women around the world.