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Fair Trade Dress

I came across this dress in Madison this weekend while visiting the local farmers market. It’s a cute, flattering style that is produced by a designer called Mata Traders. They believe that buying fair trade shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice fashion. Made in India and Nepal, all the fabric used is fair trade cotton from local farmers and is hand printed with eco-friendly vegetable dyes. Being a mother now myself, it breaks my heart to think about all the children in unsafe, unsanitary and unfair working conditions trying to earn money for their family. It feels great to pay a little extra and to be confident that the producers of the clothing were paid a fair and liveable wage. Check out their site for more adorable styles!

Matt Stenson

I'm a photographer, musician, geek and technologist. I have a passion for seeing the world changed through selfless action of ordinary people.

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