Bold Prints for Exploring: Matter Prints

 Bahlka Gold Travel Pouches by Matter Prints

Bahlka Gold Travel Pouches by Matter Prints

Matter Prints gives new meaning to traditional patterns by creating bold, modern statement pieces. Founded with inspiration and compassion, Matter Prints demonstrates the importance of slow fashion by working directly with eight artisan communities, positively impacting around 1,287 individual artisans. 

Through their urban-rural production approach, Matter Prints works with artisans to source unique fabrics while taking into consideration factors that can affect their work such as weather, customs, and harvest cycles. By putting people first, Matter Prints is able to create change beyond the textiles and build long lasting relationships. Matter Prints connects these artisans with designers and consumers, allowing artisan textiles to be exposed to larger markets. Through these connections rural artisans are able to continue their craft and support themselves financially. Currently Matter Prints sources their fabrics from India and Indonesia. They are working on expanding into Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. 

When Matter Prints was first founded in 2014, they began with three styles of pants. After experiencing a positive response from consumers their product line began to expand. Today Matter Prints carries quite the variety of apparel and accessories. Matter Prints creates their goods with natural materials, organic cotton, and azo free dyes while working with a zero waste approach. The #mattermini line and jute bags are made of excess fabric in order to keep textiles out of landfills. As a company founded on the principles of slow fashion, Matter Prints encourages consumer to question where, why, and how something is made in order to start the conversation and encourage conscious consumerism.

I'm getting ready for my annual trip to the Smoky Mountains and the Matter Print Travel Pouches have been perfect for keeping me organized. The Travel Pouches are the perfect size! The larger one is big enough to hold a notebook or a small tablet. Great for carrying your small tech accessories and a book! The smaller pouch is great because the length of this bag allows you to bring all of your tall and skinny products like mascara, lip glosses, etc. The Bahlka Gold pattern adds a little sparkle to my essentials which I love!

Matter Prints is rooted in compassion and uplifting others. I love the genuine nature behind their work. Along the Travel Pouches, Matter Prints has some beautiful apparel if you're looking to make a statement at an upcoming event you must check it out!