I’ve recently become pretty obsessed with Matt & Nat, a Canadian brand that creates ethical, sustainable and vegan leather products.
Founded in 1995 in Montreal, Matt & Nat is inspired by material and nature, exploring the synergy between the two. They use a variety of sustainable materials as well as vegan leather, including recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber, cork, recycled bicycle tires and recycled plastic bottles. They make sure all the factories their products are made in meet the SA8000 standards, which ensures the fair treatment of workers.
I heard of them quite a while ago and have been keeping a keen eye on their range ever since, however have only recently had the opportunity to purchase some Matt & Nat of my own! I picked up the Brave Backpack in Mahogany in their January sale (now sold out on their website, however they’ve just released a range of new colours in their SS19 collection), plus the Joliette Chelsea Boots in Coffee in the ASOS sale.
I’ve found the quality of my Matt & Nat products amazing so far; the backpack is honestly like a Mary Poppins bag… just when you think you can’t possibly fit anything more in there, you miraculously find space because of the way that the zip closure is designed, and the boots have been super comfy from first wear… they’ve not caused me any blisters like other Chelsea boots I’ve had in the past or taken forever to break in for a comfortable fit. Their products are super stylish and – although they are quite pricey (even in the sale) – I’m definitely happy to have invested in both products and hope their quality holds up as well as I so far believe it will!
As I mentioned briefly earlier, Matt & Nat have just released their SS19 collection, adding a beautiful new range of colours to their existing line of designs, plus some gorgeous new styles as well. My favourites include the Arta Clutch – particularly in Dusk -, the very cool Kiara Backpack and the Westmount Flats in Black.
Have you tried Matt and Nat? What are your favourite ethical brands for clothes and accessories? Let me know in the comments below!