Meet Mozhdeh Matin

Mozhdeh Matin is a unique clothing brand that celebrates community, heritage, and craftsmanship. The designer, Mozhdeh Matin, was born in Peru to Iranian parents, and her designs are inspired by a blend of vibrant colors, soft shapes, and interesting textures. These special clothes have been lovingly made in Peru since 2008, using traditional Peruvian weaving and knitting techniques, combined with a modern twist and creative fabric experiments.

FOUNDER: Mozhdeh Matin

TEAM: Founder and artisans

LOCATION: Peru

MATERIALS: Natural rubber, cotton, alpaca, highland wool, natural dyes

Tulipan Pants by Mozhdeh Matin at White Label Project
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    About the founder

    Mozhdeh Matin

    At around the age of 19 or 20, Mozhdeh Matin entered a contest organized by Peru Moda, which marked the beginning of her journey in the fashion industry. Winning the contest opened doors for her, leading to her first fashion show while she was still in the early stages of her studies. This achievement also granted her the opportunity to embark on an internship in Paris and later to explore various regions of Peru. During her travels, she had the chance to connect with different artisan communities, offering her a glimpse into a world beyond the confines of her fashion school education. Mozhdeh's fascination with the work of Peru's native population ignited her passion for textiles, community engagement, and artisan craftsmanship—themes that define her brand.

    Capsule Knot Bag by Mozhdeh Matin at White Label Project
    Nuna Pants by Mozhdeh Matin at White Label Project

    Story & Highlights

    Most of Mozhdeh Matin's production is made to order. It combines timeless design with high quality, and it is ethically and fairly crafted. The brand strives to ensure all materials come from sustainable sources that seek to give back to all communities involved and who incorporate fair trade principles and standards into their core values. Mozhdeh Matin uses eco-friendly natural dyes that ensure clean production processes and source sustainable raw materials.

    The brand uses 100% Peruvian Pima cotton, a distinctive variety exclusive to Peru, known for its exceptional attributes such as its long staple length (42 mm), extraordinary softness, and remarkable brightness. The cotton they employ is procured from a Fair-Trade and GOTS certified enterprise with a 35-year legacy of championing cotton textile production in Peru. Their operations have a positive impact on over 160 families residing in three distinct valleys within the country.

    Mozhdeh also takes pride in using top-quality Peruvian Alpaca wool for their garments. Their commitment to sustainability is unwavering. Mozhdeh Matin ensures that the wool harvesting process is environmentally responsible and doesn't harm the Alpaca herds or their habitats.

    In 2019, Mozhdeh Matin introduced shiringa, a sustainable alternative to leather sourced from the Peruvian Amazon. This latex is collected without harming trees or the environment and supports local communities. Mozhdeh Matin has turned shiringa into a warm, waterproof, and elastic material for fashion, offering an ethical and sustainable alternative to traditional leather.

    Net Pants Lavender by Mozhdeh Matin at White Label Project