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Fabric Artisans

MarketPlace is known for its use of hand-dyed cotton that incorporates traditional Indian techniques and motifs in more contemporary fabric designs. We work closely with our fabric artisans to develop our unique fabrics, an exceptional relationship in India where most fabric produced for export is controlled by middlemen. In that system, the fabric buyers never see the artisans and have no idea how they are paid or treated.

In contrast, MarketPlace can be sure that our fabric artisans' operations are fair and open. The relationship is one of shared learning and collaboration, as both MarketPlace and the fabric artisans are challenged to create new colors, combine different skills, and devise fresh looks every season.

Our Mission

When you purchase and enjoy a MarketPlace product, you become an integral part of an innovative program of social change. Successfully running their own businesses gives the artisans in India the opportunity to forge a new, better future for themselves, their families and even their communities. They are proud to offer you a collection of unique yet versatile products characterized by beautiful traditional hand-dyed fabrics and hand embroidery.

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