Matt & Nat : Animal Friendly Leather from Montreal
Finally, there is a compromise for anyone who is vegan and who also enjoys the look of a nice leather purse : it's called Matt & Nat.
The Montreal-based brand offers a large variety of purses, wallets, and bags, all with style - and a conscience.
For the past couple years, Matt & Nat has grown from a local Montreal brand to an internationally respected and void of animal-by-products brand.
The Matt & Nat style has also developed over the years. It combines mainstream fashion with underground inspirations - most purses are named after places, movies or bands. (Radiohead, Trainspotting, Interpol, etc)
Matt & Nat chose to locate their warehouse in Montreal - on Chabanel Street, a very famous fashion-factory spot - to come out with a summer and winter collection every year that varies between $40 and $135.
Does everyone wearing Matt & Nat really do for the vegan leather? I doubt it. The message is kind of hidden by the style itself, but the thing they can all agree on is that they are supporting a local company.