Mat(t)erial and Nature are the core values of Matt & Nat.
Inder Bedi, founder of Matt & Nat was “in awe of the world that surrounds [him]”. He wanted to see the synergy and connection between the materials we use and the nature around us. So, he started a company that showcased the values he held close to himself.
Our values include social responsibility, excellence, inclusiveness, integrity, learning, authenticity and, of course, love. We are inspired by the textures and hues of nature and, to better protect it, we aim to constantly better our ways.https://mattandnat.com/our-story/
And they do just that. Matt & Nat creates vegan leather bags, belts, shoes, and other high fashion items, using values and transparency at the base of each of their products. They wanted to live beautifully, but also live simply, not hurting others in the making of their products. To live beautifully is to appreciate and respect the people and things around us as humans, and to live in harmony with that.
Not only do they create ethically, but Matt & Nat takes the next step. All linings of their products are made with 100% recycled plastic bottles, helping to recycle 120,000 bottles each year. Seeing the success in that, they have begun to use recycled bike tires as well.
Their factories are held to the SA8000 standard, create real relationships with their workers and factories.
The values of Matt & Nat are seen in every aspect of their beautifully handcrafted items from start to finish. And they have a lot of items they craft their values into.
Their beautiful, high fashion items create an example that high fashion does not need to be fast fashion, and it is possible to create high quality goods with values in mind throughout the entire process.
Check out Matt & Nat here, and strive to live a life as they do, showing your values in your purchases, products, and lifestyle each and every day.