Handmade by artisans at Matr Boomie in rural regions of India, block printing is a painstaking process with labor-intensive steps that require mastery.  The artisans are challenged by poverty and lack of infrastructure in their isolated communities and there are few opportunities for jobs in this desert region, where the climate is too dry for agriculture. Most artisans live in mud huts and some do not have electricity. Matr Boomie focuses on economic, social and environmental upliftment for…

Handmade by artisans at Matr Boomie in rural regions of India, block printing is a painstaking process with labor-intensive steps that require mastery. The artisans are challenged by poverty and lack of infrastructure in their isolated communities and there are few opportunities for jobs in this desert region, where the climate is too dry for agriculture. Most artisans live in mud huts and some do not have electricity. Matr Boomie focuses on economic, social and environmental upliftment for…

Handmade by artisans at Matr Boomie in rural regions of India, block printing is a painstaking process with labor-intensive steps that require mastery.  The artisans are challenged by poverty and lack of infrastructure in their isolated communities and there are few opportunities for jobs in this desert region, where the climate is too dry for agriculture. Most artisans live in mud huts and some do not have electricity. Matr Boomie focuses on economic, social and environmental upliftment for…

Handmade by artisans at Matr Boomie in rural regions of India, block printing is a painstaking process with labor-intensive steps that require mastery. The artisans are challenged by poverty and lack of infrastructure in their isolated communities and there are few opportunities for jobs in this desert region, where the climate is too dry for agriculture. Most artisans live in mud huts and some do not have electricity. Matr Boomie focuses on economic, social and environmental upliftment for…

Handmade by artisans at Matr Boomie in rural regions of India, block printing is a painstaking process with labor-intensive steps that require mastery.  The artisans are challenged by poverty and lack of infrastructure in their isolated communities and there are few opportunities for jobs in this desert region, where the climate is too dry for agriculture. Most artisans live in mud huts and some do not have electricity. Matr Boomie focuses on economic, social and environmental upliftment for…

Handmade by artisans at Matr Boomie in rural regions of India, block printing is a painstaking process with labor-intensive steps that require mastery. The artisans are challenged by poverty and lack of infrastructure in their isolated communities and there are few opportunities for jobs in this desert region, where the climate is too dry for agriculture. Most artisans live in mud huts and some do not have electricity. Matr Boomie focuses on economic, social and environmental upliftment for…

Faribault Woolen Mill Co. - their blankets are the best (and still made in America) but of course I'm biased ;-)))

Faribault Woolen Mill Co. - their blankets are the best (and still made in America) but of course I'm biased ;-)))

Handmade by artisans at Matr Boomie in rural regions of India, block printing is a painstaking process with labor-intensive steps that require mastery.  The artisans are challenged by poverty and lack of infrastructure in their isolated communities and there are few opportunities for jobs in this desert region, where the climate is too dry for agriculture. Most artisans live in mud huts and some do not have electricity. Matr Boomie focuses on economic, social and environmental upliftment for…

Handmade by artisans at Matr Boomie in rural regions of India, block printing is a painstaking process with labor-intensive steps that require mastery. The artisans are challenged by poverty and lack of infrastructure in their isolated communities and there are few opportunities for jobs in this desert region, where the climate is too dry for agriculture. Most artisans live in mud huts and some do not have electricity. Matr Boomie focuses on economic, social and environmental upliftment for…

Artisans at Matr Boomie in urban northwest India sew upcycled denim, sari fabrics and cotton to create beautifully repurposed and stylish accessories. Similar to the remote rural villages of India, the sprawling urban centers present economic and social struggle for minorities, lower castes, women and the poor. Matr Boomie's stitching artisans come from a low-income Hindu community. Steady, reliable, fair income and skills training and development have enhanced their positions economically…

Artisans at Matr Boomie in urban northwest India sew upcycled denim, sari fabrics and cotton to create beautifully repurposed and stylish accessories. Similar to the remote rural villages of India, the sprawling urban centers present economic and social struggle for minorities, lower castes, women and the poor. Matr Boomie's stitching artisans come from a low-income Hindu community. Steady, reliable, fair income and skills training and development have enhanced their positions economically…

Our fabulous garlands handmade from recycled Silk Saris in India are back in stock! Hang a strand of this garland anywhere for a pop of color and to think about the amazing women who made them and the ones who once wore the beautiful sari they're made from  #sari #empowerwomen

Our fabulous garlands handmade from recycled Silk Saris in India are back in stock! Hang a strand of this garland anywhere for a pop of color and to think about the amazing women who made them and the ones who once wore the beautiful sari they're made from #sari #empowerwomen

Eco Shopper - Utopian Marketplace

Eco Shopper - Utopian Marketplace

Handmade by artisans at Matr Boomie in a tribal village in India, batik is a traditional art of wax-resist dyeing on textiles that can be traced back to the 6th century.  They provide sustainable employment to local youth and the batik production unit is the vocation and training arm. Women artisans do the wax drawings while men do the dyeing and washing. Artisans benefit from health care, transportation, food and refreshments, a clean, safe work environment, skills training and ...

Handmade by artisans at Matr Boomie in a tribal village in India, batik is a traditional art of wax-resist dyeing on textiles that can be traced back to the 6th century. They provide sustainable employment to local youth and the batik production unit is the vocation and training arm. Women artisans do the wax drawings while men do the dyeing and washing. Artisans benefit from health care, transportation, food and refreshments, a clean, safe work environment, skills training and ...

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