My Matt & Nat bag

I’ve written about Matt &Nat before and now I finally have the joy of using trying one myself. I received this beauty for my birthday when I was in need of a new big handbag. When working I need to be able to fit in it a book, a diary, small pouch with all the essentials, my wallet, some snacks, sometimes lunch, water bottle and occasionally a coffee travel mug and a bunch of accumulated receipts (why can’t we just move onto digital receipts altogether?). It can get pretty full. Last week I also added in yoga gear and surprisingly this bag did fit all of it.

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I’ve only used my bag for a short while, but so far it has ticked all the boxes needed. It is big enough, pretty enough, crossbody strap, has 3 compartments or rather two big pockets on the front, the bag and it can fit my laptop inside and it is vegan. The top material seems very durable and I love the blue colour. I like a little bit of colour in my handbags, but this blue is neutral enough to suit many outfits! I can instantly feel the quality of the bag when using it and I can’t remember the last time I was so excited for a handbag! I am sure it will last me for a long time!

If you liked this bag or are in the need for a new vegan bag head over to Matt & Nat while they still have their sale on!

With love,

Lii

Matt & Nat and the future IT bag

I don’t know about you, but the brand, Matt and Nat, is a new find for me. I stumbled upon it in some article about great sustainable and eco fashion brands and fell instantly in love!

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Matt and Nat (comes from mat(t)erial and nature) is an accessories brand, which is completely vegan. They pride in not using leather or other animal-based products, but rather use various recycled products in their designs. Of course, when thinking recycled you might not picture something as beautiful as these handbags and purses. But, the fact is, all of their lining is made off 100% recycled plastic bottles and they use recycled nylon, cork, cardboard and even bicycle tires in their production process. How cool is that! They have accessories for women and men, plus their lookbook images are so sweet!

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Their mantra is ‘Live beautifully’ and it really relates from their products. With such amazing colours and minimalistic designs, I am sold! All of their products are designed in Montreal, Quebec, where their home office is situated. Their products are produced in China, where they are in close collaboration with to ensure the factories comply with their ethos.

Matt and Nat believe their products are sustainable because they are functional, resistant, durable and strong. In addition, they support upcycling and suggest you donate your bag to dresstosuccess.org if you are not using it anymore. In this way, you can ensure the long life and love of the product.

As I said, I fell in love with their product instantly, and when trying to choose something for you to show I noticed clicking on way too many of them. I’ve noticed lately love for crossbody bags. I have a busy lifestyle and am always running somewhere (this could be because I have difficulty with leaving my house on time). Crossbody bags just provide that functionality for this lifestyle. Lately, I’ve found myself been attracted to anything that is pastel coloured (you can see it from the collage below). It is actually quite funny, as not that long ago I hated everything in pastel tones. Oh well!

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My dream bag at the moment is definitely that Phi bag in lilac, it is just gorgeous with the interesting shape and beautiful colour! The Abiko looks like a perfect upgrade for my current clutch/wallet from Kurt Geiger, which is actually falling apart. And I am completely in love with the mint green colour version of the Eeha SM bag. Matt & Nat bags offer a luxury product with an affordable price tag, with most of their products being priced between £45-130.

The only downfall I find in with this brand is their transparency. They have a separate section on this with pictures from the factories in China, however, there is no actual proof of what they say. So it is up to each customer whether to believe what they say. I like to believe the small brands and their want to make a difference, so I choose to believe it, but would like some link to the factories to have that extra reassurance.

 

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Now I will go and dream of that Phi bag in lilac. I have already placed it on my Wishlist board on Pinterest and now I just have to save money for it or wait for Christmas..

Have you heard of Matt and Nat before? How do you like their accessories?

All pictures from the Matt & Nat website.

With love,

Lii