Artisan Spotlight | Matr Boomie
Matr Boomie works diligently to break the cycle of poverty and empower artisans through blending traditional artforms of India with timeless and modern design aesthetic, bringing people and cultures closer together. Their vision is to “create a world that is more playful, compassionate, kind and connected” -- and they certainly have. They work with over 1,000 artisans and partners that extend across India.
They value safe working conditions, education, sustainable materials and trade practices, no child labor, and the confidence of the well-being of their artisan partners.
Belle + Blossom carries items from their jewelry and upcycled sari collection. Here’s their explanation of their traditional practices for each type:
- Jewelry: “Ornate jewelry is a proud cultural tradition in India and every piece in our collection hints at a deeper story. In the sprawling urban center of Old Delhi, our partner group delicately bends, etches, beads and polishes jewelry from stones, glass, upcycled metal and wires, seeds, and other materials.”
- Upcycled Sari: “Hindu goddesses are depicted draped in the colorful garments, and women throughout India wear saris for many occasions. Upcycling saris reincarnates these beautiful fabrics into eco-chic fashion accessories while empowering women artisans to build sustainable livelihoods and communities.”
Purchasing a beautifully and thoughtfully created Matr Boomie item provides work opportunities, healthcare, and education to the artisans in marginalized communities.