Gallery: SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Matt & Nat Vegan Bags

 
matt & nat

We received quite a lively response from our Stella McCartney post on vegan accessories a few months back, so we thought it was time to bring you some more vegan goodness. While out shopping for a soy-based candle earlier today, I came across a great looking bag. I was seriously enamored. I investigated, tried it on and poked around on the inside. It had a subtle hint of social responsibility, but I thought… okay, nylon interior, probably not organic or recycled… and is this leather? The brand name, matt & nat, rang a bell, so I asked the store owner and she confirmed that they were in fact a vegan company based in Montreal who make stylish faux leather bags.

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Gallery: SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Matt & Nat Vegan Bags

 
matt & nat

We received quite a lively response from our Stella McCartney post on vegan accessories a few months back, so we thought it was time to bring you some more vegan goodness. While out shopping for a soy-based candle earlier today, I came across a great looking bag. I was seriously enamored. I investigated, tried it on and poked around on the inside. It had a subtle hint of social responsibility, but I thought… okay, nylon interior, probably not organic or recycled… and is this leather? The brand name, matt & nat, rang a bell, so I asked the store owner and she confirmed that they were in fact a vegan company based in Montreal who make stylish faux leather bags.

Read the rest of this entry »

Gallery: SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Matt & Nat Vegan Bags

 
matt & nat

We received quite a lively response from our Stella McCartney post on vegan accessories a few months back, so we thought it was time to bring you some more vegan goodness. While out shopping for a soy-based candle earlier today, I came across a great looking bag. I was seriously enamored. I investigated, tried it on and poked around on the inside. It had a subtle hint of social responsibility, but I thought… okay, nylon interior, probably not organic or recycled… and is this leather? The brand name, matt & nat, rang a bell, so I asked the store owner and she confirmed that they were in fact a vegan company based in Montreal who make stylish faux leather bags.

Read the rest of this entry »

Gallery: SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Matt & Nat Vegan Bags

 
matt & nat

We received quite a lively response from our Stella McCartney post on vegan accessories a few months back, so we thought it was time to bring you some more vegan goodness. While out shopping for a soy-based candle earlier today, I came across a great looking bag. I was seriously enamored. I investigated, tried it on and poked around on the inside. It had a subtle hint of social responsibility, but I thought… okay, nylon interior, probably not organic or recycled… and is this leather? The brand name, matt & nat, rang a bell, so I asked the store owner and she confirmed that they were in fact a vegan company based in Montreal who make stylish faux leather bags.

Read the rest of this entry »

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7 Comments

  1. green goddess May 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I’m surprised that nobody has yet mentioned that these bags are made in China. They would be a perfect fit in any Walmart except for the price. I think that the vegan angle is just a convenience – they can market their bags towards people who want to make a difference, while at the same time using cheaper materials. At least at Walmart the price is low too.

  2. Lillian Wylie November 19, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Oh David – REALLY! Walmart?!??!! Has your head been buried in the sand? Walmart is part of the Evil Empire of corporate greed – as if any self respecting Vegan/Environmentalist/Humanity First person would step foot in the place!

  3. David February 18, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    What’s the big deal, Walmart and Kmart are full of stylish PVC for those afflicted with whatever gene Vegan’s carry.

  4. Cindy February 18, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    I truly love the beige bag. Many vegans try to keep sustainability to mind when buying clothing, but being vegan is definitely the number one requirement. If we can’t find a completely sustainable vegan version of something, than we go with vegan first. Unfortunately, a lot of sustainable clothing is still not appropriate for professional women who need to present a professional face to the world. Though times, they are a changing and soon we will be able to to have it all, vegan and sustainable. That is almost the true definition of utopia. Add Fair Trade and I don’t think you can really ask for much more.

  5. Jill Danyelle February 18, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    You make a good point Ann. I am a firm believer that durability and quality are also factors we need to consider when evaluating sustainability.

  6. Ann February 18, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    I have had the double-zippered front featured bag for 1-1/2 years and love it. Despite it’s good looks it’s quite functional as well. The pleather material offers long wear and cleanability especially nice for those using the less than clean public transportation in Chicago. Pleather/pvc also offers a weather proof feature that is unbeatable even by leather, fabric bags can’t do that. Cotton and hemp bags are good for fair weather minimal useage but the pleather has longevity thus making it just as sustainible by comparision and low maintainence.

  7. Nedra February 18, 2007 at 10:25 am

    Despite the conflict, they are pretty nice looking aren’t they? I like the second last one.

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