MATT & NAT started with an idea that was explored in 1995 as part of a university marketing project. The company’s founder wanted to create well-designed products that were inspired by nature’s hues and textures, but didn’t harm that source of inspiration. So he developed a business plan for accessories made from vegan materials. After completing his degree, he put that plan into action.
Today, the Montreal-based company, whose name is a short form of MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE, makes vegan handbags, wallets and accessories made with absolutely no leather. They further protect animals and the environment by making their office a meat-free zone (they favour vegan cupcakes instead), and implementing a mandate to use eco/recycled/upcycled materials whenever possible.
Why We Love Them
These stunning faux leather satchels haven’t just caught our eye – they’re adored by celebrity animal-lovers like Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron, Eva Mendes and Adrian Grenier.
Take one look at MATT & NAT’s collection, and you won’t have to ask why. Their handbags and coin purses are beautifully designed, making the perfect complement to any outfit.
Linings are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Vegan leathers are made using polyurethane (PU), which has minimal impact on the environment. Even their logo is embossed on a sustainable cork patch. These sleek accessories are gorgeous and practical – naturally!