Fashion Sustainability

Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat is a one-stop-sustainable-shop for all the peeps, for everything from wallets, shoes, and pencil pouches to every style of bag imaginable. Hemp purses are all well & good, but if you want something stylish, functional, and sustainable, this is it. Matt & Nat has affordable, high-quality, beautiful options that don’t harm animals or the environment.

Matt & Nat stands for “Mat(t)erial and Nature.” Their motto? Live Beautifully. From their process in their factories to the sourcing of their materials, this Montreal-based company takes their social responsibility seriously. They monitor every aspect of the supply chain to ensure the most minimal footprint. (One of their factories is operating at the SA8000 standard.)

Matt & Nat uses leather alternatives like polyurethane (PU) and polyvinylchloride (PVC), but they use PU whenever possible as it’s less harmful on the environment. Since 2007, each product’s lining has been made from 100% recycled plastic bottles! As far as sustainability goes, they’re killin’ the game.

My Matt & Nat wallet and purse (pictured above) became fast favorites because they delivered on every promise. The whole brand is a dream. Hundreds of quality accessories in all the shapes, sizes, and colors? Into it. Plus, they’re all about that plant-based, cruelty-free life.

Animal welfare and the damaging effects of animal agriculture on the environment has inspired my definition of sustainability to shift, and leather is no longer part of my sustainability love language. Matt & Nat checks all the boxes, and is definitely speaking my language. Peep their gorgeous offerings here!

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