UPDATE FOR MARCH 2020: In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, we've closed our boutique for the rest of the month and ALL orders of any amount can SHIP FREE to any address in the USA!
Ash & Rose now offers free options for shipping AND returns! We've also extended our return policy to 90 days, so you have plenty of time to decide.
We'll ship your order of $100 or more for free to any USA or Canadian address when you choose the Free Shipping option. All other orders will have shipping fees calculated at checkout. We do ship internationally and fees are calculated at checkout.
We're also offering free return postage on all domestic orders when you choose to receive an exchange or store credit. For a refund back to your original form of payment, you can print a return shipping label for a flat fee of $5.95, or ship yourself using a carrier of your choice. International customers must handle their own return shipments.
Visit our Returns Portal for complete details and to initiate your return.
Mata means "mother" in Hindi, and the mission of Mata Traders is to work with organizations that educate, employ, and empower women in India.
Mata Traders was founded by Maureen Dunn, who first set foot in India on a round-the-world trip with her two college best friends. Maureen was soon going back to India on annual buying trips where she became increasingly aware of the poverty living conditions and the way that her buying power could really make a difference. She committed to working with producer groups that paid fair wages.
Soon Maureen's former travel companions Michelle and Joni joined the company as partners, and they grew to really appreciate that even the most traditional women, when given the opportunity, thrive in a sphere of meaningful work that is outside their homes and families.
The Mata Trader's collection is made using sustainably farmed cotton, with traditional block printing, dying, and hand embroidery techniques applied. The result is a cool, vintage inspired, boho-chic collection that looks great in your wardrobe and helps poor women in India thrive.