Live Beautifully - Matt & Nat
The idea behind MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE (MATT & NAT) originally came to life in 1995, in Montreal. At Matt & Nat, they live by a simple motto, “Live beautifully”. Living beautifully means appreciating the humanity, creativity and positivity found in all of us. I think this motto has a lot to do with being Canadian and holding true to these ideals.
Matt & Nat is committed to not using leather or any other animal-based materials in their designs. They’re continually exploring new innovative ways to remain sustainable and eco-friendly. Over the years, they’ve experimented with different recycled materials such as recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber and cork. Since 2007, they’ve been committed to using linings only made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. They recently introduced recycled bicycle tires to their collections.
Various vegan leathers are used in production; the scientific terms are PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride). PU is less harmful for the environment than PVC and its use is definitely preferred, whenever possible. In addition to being vegan, sustainable materials are constantly sourced in design; these include recycled nylons, cork and rubber. Don't forget that all Matt & Nat linings are made of 100% recycled bottles, about 21 plastic bottles are recycled for every bag they produce! These vegan, sustainable materials (such as cork and rubber) are constantly sourced in design and are designed to maintain the vibrancy of colors as well as resist staining.
Matt & Nat strives to design timeless and durable styles. Each season, several quality control tests are performed on all new styles. They also test them in their daily lives. By doing this, they test the wear and tear of the materials and make sure that their bags are as functional and resistant as they are fashionable. The designs are well thought out and meant to be practical. Furthermore, thanks to their durability and strength, their bags can last a very long time and, hence, are sustainable products. All of this has led to a loyal following.
The scale of this following isn’t based on the durability or the animal friendly materials alone, but what Matt & Nat has become to symbolize worldwide. Matt & Nat bags are symbol of purpose; you have discovered what drives you and want a reliable bag that to take you there with style. Never showy, but in the same breath elevated. Simply… you have arrived.
This loyal following has made Matt & Nat the global phenomena that it is today and Foursight’s top selling handbag line. Matt & Nat has premium appeal that you can take with you every day and everywhere.
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