Noticed my constant raving about my new favourite accessory brand Matt & Nat recently? Chances are you didn’t miss out on the little spot I gave them in my cyber monday guide or on my Instagram (when their peach-coloured ‘Dreamed‘ bag made an appearance as my first Christmas gift).
The Canadian brand was founded in 1995 and ever since then, it has been a primary goal of theirs to avoid using all animal-based material in their products, experimenting with recycled and upcycled materials (i.e. all their linings are made of recycled plastic bottles), and building a sustainable company through that. They also pay a lot of attention to ethical standards within their production line: their vegan bags and accessories are made in Chinese factories that adhere to worker’s rights and operate by the SA8000 standard, an international social certification for decent workplaces. Their motto is ‘Live beautifully’, which for them not only means exploring the synergy between mat(t)erial and nature, but also includes values such as humanity, social responsibility, integrity and constant learning. In their own words, they are “passionate and in awe of the world that surrounds us.”
For the Matt & Nat spring/summer 2015 collection, we can expect new styles, new colours ranging from soft pastel blue to vibrant red, and even new materials. As they have announced on their Instagram, the new models will start launching in February 2015. Until then, enjoy this little preview and start dreaming about which ones to make yours! I already have a strong feeling I’ll make the minimal clutch in bright lime green mine as soon as possible. ♥
All pictures via Matt & Nat’s Instagram.