Matr Boomie began in 2006 (originally as Handmade Expressions). Their mission was to create opportunities for women and minorities to realise their creative, economic and leadership potential. Since then, their network has grown to empower 20,000 artisans in 40 partner communities throughout India. Their products combine modern design with inspiring traditional art forms.
In Sanskrit, matr signifies ‘mother’ and boomie stands for ‘land’. Together, Matr Boomie means "motherland, the ground we walk on, the creative source".
The organisation works diligently to provide a way to break the cycle of poverty in India. They go beyond fair wages and actively invest in development projects, healthcare, and education. For them, it is about changing lives and creating a more beautiful and kind world.