Matka was founded by Cecilia Portela in 2014, after visiting Nepal for the first time.
She considers Matka as a free-spirited creating platform vs a fashion label. It grows organically, not following trends or the rules set by the industry. In her designs she uses exclusively 100% natural (and therefore biodegradable) fibers and works directly with the local weavers, knitters, dyers and tailors. She follows the entire making process, assuring good working conditions and fair wages are met.
“In MATKA we don’t make sales or seasonal collections, we create timeless, ageless and effortless garments. We respect and value craftsmanship and promote conscious consumption”.