As someone who is passionate about bright and earthy colors, I was always intrigued by the richness of Indian prints and unique fabrics, so when FreeUrCloset was approached by MarketPlaceIndia.com, and we learned a little more about them, we had to introduce you to their gorgeously handmade clothing line.
MarketPlace: Handwork of India is not only a Fair Trade, Non-Profit Enterprise, it is also a company that proudly empowers women who work together on new clothing creations and, in turn, are able to earn a living to help support their families. In a mostly male dominant society, where abuse and neglect are common and women are rarely valued, it is important to gain the male respect, and MarketPlace helps it’s hardworking artisan employees gain just that.
Not only does the MarketPlace represent a great cause, their clothing is handmade, involving tedious tasks of hand printing, dip dyeing fabrics and adding hand-embroidered details which result in the most beautiful unique and flowing fabrics with a comfortable, light-weight style.
My Mogra Dress is created to be a relaxed fit summer dress, but I couldn’t help but give it my own style by throwing in the unexpected bit of county influence ( like my hat, the fringed Izzy & Ali bag and an old braided belt) because this dress is just so versatile. Of course, I’ve accented it with two fabulous gold necklaces from Target, threw on these Franco Sarto wedges, and off to the MarketPlace I go.
If you’d like to learn a little bit more about MarketPlace Handwork of India, you can check out their WorkPress blog or their Spring 2014 Marketplace Handwork of India online Catalogue, where you can also shop for clothing that will not only make you look good, but will also make the humanitarian inside you feel good too.