Giving back never looked this good.
We source socially responsible and stylish goods to treat your friends, family (and you)! Shop happy knowing your purchases are kind to the environment and the people who made them. As an added bonus, 10% of our profits go to local and national charities, so pay it forward, friends of fair trade fashion! If you're in the central NJ area, stop by! The shop is located at 117 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown, NJ.
Sunday 12 - 5 | Tues 12 - 7 | Wed 12 - 7 | Thurs 12 - 7 | Friday 12 - 7 | Saturday 12 - 7
If the shop is open, there's a pretty good chance I'm working in it. In between stocking, ordering, marketing, and cleaning - I get to talk to my super cool neighbors and customers. There are a couple of questions I get asked a lot:
1. Is this candy / chocolate bar / truffle good? Answer - yes. I've tried them all.
2. What is that awesome smell? Answer - It isn't me...I wish! The soaps and bath bombs in here blend together in the best way possible and I agree, it is lovely.
3. Where is the pilates studio? Answer - it is down the hall, and thank goodness for it, because see my answer to question 1.
4. Why is (fill in the blank) so expensive?
I stumbled across Mata Traders while searching for a jewelry vendor for my website in April 2015. I was on the hunt for affordable, ethically made jewelry with simple, modern lines - I want to shop fair trade, but still look like me. Mata's style? Loved it. Price point? Super affordable. Mission? I needed to know more about the company and started with their website which just had a gorgeous makeover.
"Three best friends with a serious case of wanderlust set out on an around-the-world adventure and landed in Mother India for four months. Enamored with the people, markets, and colorful textiles, they vowed to make the country a part of their life story."
This may be how the story began in 2003, but it oh baby, it grew. Mata Traders has evolved into a powerhouse of social entrepreneurship. I did a pretty deep dive into their blog and website and by connecting the Google dots was able to find out more information about the company and the...