Look Good, Do Good: MarketPlace: Handwork of India

This is my third post about MarketPlace: Handwork of India, a company that’s working hard to bring about real change in women’s lives.

MarketPlace has a long history of helping low-income women run their own artisan businesses, and support their families. Here’s an excerpt from their Mission Statement:

MarketPlace: Handwork of India is an innovative fair trade, not-for-profit organization which combines the experience of running a business with a variety of support programs designed to effect real, meaningful, and lasting change in the lives of low-income women in India. We work with 480 artisans who are organized into 14 independent co-operatives which produce high-quality women’s apparel and home decor. Being in charge of their own businesses, the women learn valuable skills and are able to earn a living and support their families.

And also: their clothing and home decor items are truly original, beautiful, and reasonably priced. So, a big win when we shop there.

Beautiful, colorful pillows, curtains and more.

MarketPlace invited me to sample one of their new pieces for Spring/Summer, and I chose this reversible wrap skirt.
It’s got pockets and a generous wrap, so no unexpected flashing. I’ve
loved this style since a was in college, and had quite a collection of
cotton wraps back then.

I think the skirt will look fab with all different color tees for summer. For the office I chose a simple black top from GAP, a thrifted pendant, and my ever-cool Cydwoq booties. The print on the booties is a perfect contrast with the skirt!

The print looks like a dove of peace.

Could the booties be more perfect with this skirt?

A peek at the reverse side. Oops, booties are unzipped.

Please have a look at MarketPlace’s new catalog and see if anything there tickles you. And have a terrific Tuesday, and stay fabulous,

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  1. Lovely skirt. Very well combined with the belt and the booties. You are right, they could not be more perfect with this skirt. Nice necklace too.
    And I want those Isaac Misrahi leopard booties….

  2. I love how the boots pattern seem to echo the tribal abstract (is it ikat? Hmm) print on the skirt. I too am a fan of Marketplace. The quality is great too.

  3. Such a pretty skirt, love both prints, and you have styled it perfectly with those fabulous boots! xxx

  4. I had tons of those skirts in the 70s, too!!! I love the one you're wearing!!!

  5. Loving the dove wrap skirt – its from India so its a given I would! fab with those banging boots, too! x

  6. What a beautiful skirt! I love that it's reversible. And the length is very fashion-forward.

  7. Seriously great skirt! You look fantastic–I love this look!

  8. Lovely skirt, and your styling is terrific. After reading a previous Marketplace of India post, I ordered a tunic top from them. It's a great top for jeans or to throw over a bathing suit. I was really impressed with their customer service, too–quick delivery and personal service in the form of a follow-up email on an exchanged item.

  9. I LOVE this skirt!

    Can I just add your hair is looking amazing lately?


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