Matr Boomie

Austin,  TX 
United States
http://wholesale.matrboomie.com
  • Booth: 253

  MATR BOOMIE is a fair trade collection from India that is made by hand, made with love, and made for good.


 Press Releases

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    Cheryl Rose, Marketing Manager Matr Boomie cheryl@matrboomie.com 512.535.5228 x104

    AUSTIN ETHICAL RETAILER WINS GREEN AMERICA® AWARD $5,000 People & Planet Award granted to Matr Boomie®

    Austin, TX: Austin-based ethical retailer, Matr Boomie is the recipient of a $5,000 cash award from Green America for its commitment to operating a socially- and environmentally-responsible small business.

    "Environment stewardship is a key aspect of our mission and we are mindful of our footprint while creating our products and processes,” said Manish Gupta, Matr Boomie founder and CEO. “This award from Green America is a great reinforcement for us to continue on this path and we are motivated to make greater impact in making this planet more joyful, kind, and connected.”

    Matr Boomie (which translates to “Motherland” in Hindi) is an ethical gifts and accessories retailer offering a full line of India-inspired jewelry, accessories, and home décor. Many of the handcrafted products utilize upcycled or recycled materials, are compostable at the end of their life, and use sustainable materials.

    Matr Boomie employs a full-time team of 12 in its Austin headquarters, a team of 15 in its India support team, and partners with nearly 1,000 artisans in various regions of India. In addition to providing fair wages for the artisans, Matr Boomie works on, and invests in, community projects that ensure safe working conditions, improve artisan skills and education, and provide access to healthcare.

    Examples of Matr Boomie’s Impact:

    • Installed a water filtration system for the block printing artisan

      community, with capacity to filter 2,000 liters of water each hour. This saves 1 million gallons of water annually and removes toxins from the discharge.

    • All of Matr Boomie paper products including journals, gift bags, and gift wraps are made of 100% tree-free, recycled cotton material. Artisans collect cotton waste and turn it into a pulp to create a rich textured paper with a uniquely soft feel.

    • Sponsored 20 kilns for a safer and more efficient bell-making production process that reduced smoke exposure, improved safety conditions, and allowed the artisans to make more bells thereby increasing their income.

    • Hosts ongoing literacy classes and vocational workshops for women. Matr Boomie products are sold in a wide variety of independent and

      national chain retail stores as well as online at matrboomie.com.

      About Matr Boomie: Matr Boomie is on a mission to create a world that’s more vibrant, kind, and connected through artisan-made products. Since 2006, Matr Boomie has partnered with rural artisan communities in India to provide ethically- and sustainably- made jewelry, accessories, and home décor. See the impact: https://goo.gl/ddgope. Shop online at: https://matrboomie.com.

      About Green America: Green America is a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit who seeks to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Annually, they recognize small businesses for their dedication to a green economy and worker empowerment through their People & Planet Awards.

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 Products

  • Matr Boomie Peacock Eyeglass Holder
    Place glasses over our friendly little peacock's eyes and secure in notch for stylish safekeeping....

  • Hand carved from sustainably harvested Indian Rosewood.
  • Matr Boomie Aranyani Jewelry Box
    Ethically sourced mango wood box with removable storage tray and hand carved tree of life design honoring Forest Goddess Aranyani....

  • Mango wood with metal hinges.
  • Matr Boomie Fox Bank
    Coin bank handcrafted from ethically sourced leather features embossed, vegetable dyed fox design. Retrieve bills and coins with convenient button strap....

  • Handcrafted from ethically sourced leather features embossed, vegetable dyed fox design. 
  • Matr Boomie Sari & Song Macrame Garland
    Upcycled saris create beautiful hanging decor and a song, with this macrame garland handcrafted using copper bells and upcycled sari material in assorted colors....

  • Macrame garland handcrafted using copper bells and upcycled sari material in assorted colors.
  • Matr Boomie Chindi Handle Basket
    Large jute basket with sturdy braided chindi handles....

  • Large jute basket with sturdy braided chindi handles.
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