Matt & Nat was born in Montreal in 1995 and stands for Material & Nature. The company is built around these two words: it relies on the use of materials that are in harmony with nature. Thus, no leather or material derived from animals are used in the manufacturing of their products.
With each new season, Matt & Nat seeks to innovate by offering new items respecting their motto: Live beautifully that is to say, respect humanity, be and seek creativity and positivity. This is also why the company aims to develop sustainable and eco-friendly products using many recycled materials such as nylon, cork and rubber.
The products are designed in Montreal and made in China. According to their mantra of taking care of the planet as it takes care of us, Matt & Nat ensures that factories in China meet the SA8000 standards. Those standards ensure, among others, the quality of employees’ working conditions.
Whether it’s a backpack, a duffel bag, a wallet or a purse, think Matt & Nat. They offer sustainable and vegan products that are respectful of the planet. Now, here are some of our favorites:
1. Zam Weekender – Canvas Collection
Big unisex travel bag with an adjustable and removable shoulder strap. What is really great about this bag is that it can be fully opened to turn into a garment bag. It is ideal for a short stay on the road or a weekend abroad.
2. Bee Crossbody – Dwell Collection
This little one has a removable (but not adjustable) shoulder strap. I like its simple design; a rectangular shape which makes it the perfect little bag for different occasions.
3. Lesada Tote – Dwell Collection
Ladies, we’ve all been looking for that perfect tote! You can stop searching and take a look at the Lesade from Matt & Nat. Not only is the interior is made of 100% recycled nylon, but you can wear it as you like thanks to the adjustable and removable strap. To avoid searching for your essentials, there is a small pocket inside which is attached to the bag so you can be sure to find that lipstick very quickly when you need a quick touch up.
4. Rubicon Crossbody – Block Collection
The shoulder strap of this bag is adjustable and removable so you can wear it as you like. Its medium size is perfect and the three interior compartments inside make it easy to find your keys at night or any other small gadgets you would carry around.
5. Pacific Backpack – Block Collection
Matt & Nat offers a sleek and stylish backpack. The straps are adjustable, the main opening has a zipper closure and a big back pocket that closes with a hidden magnet. You will also find a cell phone pocket inside and another zipped pocket so everything has its own place.