Matr Boomie is a fair-trade collection that blends the traditional art forms of India with timeless and modern design aesthetic, bringing people and cultures closer together. Their collection of jewelry, home decor and unique gifts are made from natural and upcycled materials that are sourced in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. They partner with over 1,500 artisans in marginalized communities throughout India to create economic and sustainable living opportunities. They aim to break the gender and inequality gap by paving a path to create confidence for women artisans. This is done by investing in vocational training, literacy programs and providing fair wage opportunities to women to feel empowered to become entrepreneurs and reach their full potential.
Fair pay hours provided
Women provided employment
Sana and her three sisters are the daughters of a traditional jewelry-making family. With only a primary education, Sana had learned basic literacy and internet skills. Seeing her parents struggle to promote their jewelry business, she set up an email account and began to send messages to artisan websites in her father’s name. One of her emails was sent to a group linked with Young Living’s artisan network.
Since then, Sana has become the first girl in her community to go to college.
Shaiftaa lost her mother at a young age, and with the failing health of her father, had to drop out of school after third grade to care for her three sisters. Now, through her artisan work in handmade brass jewelry with Matr Boomie, she has the power to give her two children a full education and open a world of possibilities for their futures.