I MADE THIS DRESS
- Mata Traders
- 24 Apr, 2014
As most of you already know, our garments are all individually stitched in small workshops, with one seamstress creating an entire garment rather than repeating the same small action over and over again like in a factory production line. Many styles are then carefully finished with hand embroidery in the women’s own homes. They put a lot of time and care into the pieces they make.
Every year when we visit the groups, we take a big stack of our catalogs to show them. The women eagerly gather around, proudly pointing out the styles they themselves stitched.
They get a kick out of seeing how we present the end result of all of their hard work, and it’s great knowing the pride we have in the products goes all the way back to the original producer. So we put together a nice little video so you can see how proud they are:
And this is only a fraction of the hard-working, kind-hearted ladies at the co-ops. We’re so proud of everything they do!