Matt And Nat New Collection

Last Updated: April 14, 2024

Matt & Nat is a sustainable vegan leather brand the has a large seasonal collection of seriously stylish pieces. Matt & Nat is a Canadian brand with a simple motto: live beautifully. Shortly put, they want to create beautiful things with a positive impact on the world. They produce very sophisticated bags and shoes as well as a tiny dog accessories. Their designs are meant to be timeless, functional and resistant, making them a durable purchase too.

Who Are Matt & Nat?

Matt & Nat was set up in 1995 in Montreal. Matt & Nat stems from the words material and nature. ‘We’re passionate and in awe of the world that surrounds us. From the website ‘MAT(T)erial and NATure means exploring the synergy between the two, the reflection of one on the other.’ All products are free from animal-based materials and produced with recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber, cork, recycled plastic bottles, and most recently, recycled bicycle tires.

“From the start, being committed to not using leather or any other animal-based materials in our designs felt natural to us. Each season, we continue to explore new innovative ways to remain sustainable and eco-friendly.”

Sustainability Policies

Matt & Nat aims to continuously improve the sustainability of their materials by:

  • Experimenting with sustainable materials like recycled nylon, cork, cardboard, and rubber.
  • Using recycled plastic bottles for their linings (about 21 bottles per bag).
  • Using recycled materials for the majority of their packaging and marketing materials.
  • Minimizing their use of PVC (which is a toxic faux-leather) by replacing it with PU leather wherever possible.

The Bag Collection

Sheenan, $155.00

Matt & Nat offers a huge variety of bags, and they all look so stylish and versatile that the availability of choices is honestly a bit of curse. In the end, the Sheenan, a mid-sized doctor bag that’s structured, polished, and great for work was an eye-catcher. The body and handles are stiff, the flat bottom of the main compartment helps keep belongings organized, and there were just enough pockets (but not too many) for essentials like MetroCard, keys, and office ID. It can be worn crossbody, but the straps can also be adjusted for length or removed depending on your preferred look and feel.

Laverne, $160.00

The Laverne is basically the vegan magazine tote. It's deep enough for papers and notebooks, has a padded laptop pocket, and is sturdy enough to survive less-than-gentle handling. In terms of looks, the stiff body gives it a polished feel, the logo is small and inoffensive, and the colour is the same beautiful dark merlot in person.

It's substantial enough to have some structure even when empty, the colour is beautiful for fall, and it's a perfect mix to have a deep internal pocket that can fit a laptop and a small, unobtrusive side pocket for easy access to a cell phone or subway pass. This bag has the added functional benefit of being made from a material that can remain stiff and compact and won't wither in inclement weather. 

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