Since 1995, Matt & Nat have been

creating eco/vegan friendly designer bags, putting them at the

forefront of the green designer movement.

Each season Matt & Nat take plastic bottles and transform

them into a new material to create luxurious, fashionable designer

bags, allowing their customers to be both chic and


If you're wondering how many bottles it takes to make an

eco-friendly bag, it differs, according to the size of the bag. A small

wallet may take only 1 plastic bottle to create, but anywhere from

15-55 recycled plastic bottles may go into the material used to make a

small to large handbag.

Although the bags look as though they are made of quality

leather, they are actually created out of cleverly transformed plastic

bottles that are made into different materials, including nylon and

felt. Combining clever materials with the heavy hardware that is the

focal point of today's It bags, Matt & Nat are continually

keeping up with the latest trends in fashion.

None of the Matt & Nat bags use leather and plan to phase

out the use of harmful PVC plastics. Instead the company will use PU.

As part of their continued efforts to improve their products and

maintain an eye on conscientious production, Matt & Nat products

will be labeled child labor free and the designers visit all their

factories 4 times a year to inspect conditions.

Matt & Nat understand that men and women will continue to

buy bags, and seek to provide them with quality, beautiful bags that

are also an eco-friendly option.

Bag collections for Matt & Nat include a variety of sizes

and design options, including shoulder bags, clutches, weekend bags,

computer bags as well as wallets and others.

Like many high-end luxury goods purveyors, each Matt & Nat

bag has a name, as well as color options. The Everest from the current

Spring 09 Japanese Paper collection is available in classic black as

well as currently popular mustard, amongst other choices.

From their home base in Montreal, Matt & Nat not only feed

the homeless four times a year, they also encourage their customers to

engage in recycling by donating their old handbags to their favorite

charities, Dress for Success and Project Chance Resident.

The designer bags come at prices comparable similar to other

designer bags that aren't as environmentally friendly, ranging from $80

to $300 and can be found in high-end department stores including

Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks and Bloomingdales as well as in trendy

boutiques that are celebrity favorites including Fred Segal and Holt


Although quality, good-looking vegan products can be hard to

find, Matt& Nat have definitely maintained their place at the head

of the back, thanks to their elegant, architectural designs and

innovative use of vegan materials.