Inspired by the beauty of the world around us, MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE, or MATT & NAT for short, is an aptly named Montreal-based footwear and accessories brand that only uses cruelty- and animal-free materials. Guided by their core belief that we should all ‘live beautifully’, the label strives to explore the delicate synergy between material and the unique hues and textures of nature. The brand stays true to their value of social responsibility and protection by only using vegan materials in the production of their bags and shoes, proving that we can look after the environment without sacrificing functional and stylish accessories.
Passionate about the earth and the creatures that live on it, MATT & NAT is continually experimenting with innovative materials and techniques to remain sustainable and earth-friendly. In 2007, the label made a bold change to only use 100% recycled plastic bottles for their linings, and since then have recycled approximately 21 plastic bottles for every bag they make. Nylons, cardboard, rubber, cork, and even bicycle tires are all recycled to create a beautifully crafted MATT & NAT product that you are sure to treasure for many seasons to come.
THE ICONIC’s edit of MATT & NAT products focus on perennial silhouettes that will fit neatly into your existing wardrobe—think sleek backpacks and versatile cross-body bags that are the perfect size to fit all your daily essentials. Their shoes follow a similar timeless appeal with a collection of elevated staples that you’ll want to wear again and again. Low-top sneakers, slip-on flats, and other everyday designs are the hallmarks of the label’s range of footwear.