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For Sale

For Sublease 

5112 N Ravenswood Shared Workspace/Warehouse/Retail/Photography Space


Are you a small business or entrepreneurial individual that has outgrown your current Warehouse/Office/Maker space? Do you wish you saw a few more friendly faces during working hours? Consider coworking at Mata Traders headquarters! Our light-filled space in the Ravenswood Corridor has room to store merchandise and festival booth displays and provide studio workspace. Our ground-level warehouse makes for easy loading in/out.


A little about the space
● Ground-level office/studio space
● Ground-level warehouse space with easy alley access
● Two conference rooms
● Open floor plan
● Exposed Brick
● Hardwood Floors
● Kitchenette
● Two bathrooms

A little about Mata Traders

A woman-owned and women-operated business, Mata Traders has spent the last 15 years shifting garment industry norms, as our fair trade apparel and jewelry are developed here and crafted by our production partners in India and Nepal. Our dedication to fair trade production and devotion to color, print, texture, and style is reflected in a loyal and spirited customer base that's grown from our Chicago roots to span the globe. Day-to-day, our friendly staff members are designing, creating, selling, marketing, and packing and shipping orders.


Contact for more information.

For Sale

Liquidating Excess Italian Vegan Leather & Handwoven Rattan Bag Shells in Chicago


We are liquidating bulk quantities ~3500sqft or more of both Black & Tobacco Brown Mikroki Vegan Leather from Smart Materials in Italy. This is an alternative to animal leather that has a smooth/natural finish on one side and a suede finish on the other; either side can be used as the right side. These vegan leathers come in 39" x 56" sheets suitable for shoes, bags, etc. Original price paid was $6.88/sqft.  We would like to see this go to a good home and thus are open to offers and negotiation.


Swatches can be sent to serious inquiries. 


25-40 units of 4 different variations are available of handwoven rattan bag shells from Indonesia. They are currently zip tied in pairs, but would need to be assembled in desired permanent design with hardware. Price is negotiable or best offer.


Images of both materials can be found here.

Call Taylor at 847.567.7950 or email

Job Postings 

Serve as a Grant Panelist


The Cultural Grants team seeks Chicago-area individuals to serve as grant application reviewers. Candidates must have arts and culture experience and be available for approximately 40 total hours over a period of six weeks. There is compensation for service.


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