The Un-embellished Truth
OUR CLOTHING IS ALWAYS HAND EMBROIDERED. EVERY TIME. EACH PIECE.
Hand embroidery is one of MarketPlace's most distinctive features. This is something that is just not widely seen in mainstream apparel, where the bottom line demands machine-made fabrics, cheap labor and fast mass production. In contrast, at MarketPlace
hand embroidery embodies our values and purpose.
Learning embroidery has led to gainful employment for undereducated women and allows them to make their own schedules to accommodate other responsibilities. As an additional benefit, going to the workshop to collect and submit assignments provides a chance to socialize, forging a social network that gives the women support and security.
Hand embroidery plays an important part in this organization of economic and personal empowerment. But it also contributes charm and connection to these garments and knowledge that women across the world have touched, sewn and painstakingly embroidered each piece.