Passionate and in awe of the world around us, the idea for MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE came to life in 1995, in the vibrant city of Montreal. MATT & NAT live by the motto, “live beautifully”. This means they appreciate and cherish the creativity and positivity found in all of us. They value social responsibility, excellence, inclusiveness, integrity, authenticity and, of course, love. They are committed to not using leather or any other animal based materials, each season continuing to explore and utilize innovative ways to improve their sustainable and eco-friendly ways, while still producing high-quality and timeless products. Since 2007, they have been committed to using linings made solely of 100% recycled plastic bottles, with over 9 million recycled annually in the manufacturing of their bags.