Matt & Nat was founded in Montreal in 1985 with the idea of focusing on MAT(T)erials and NATure. The brand is based around the core values on social responsibility, excellence, inclusiveness, integrity, authenticity and, of course, love. None of their products use animal based material, and they are continuously seeking new ways to increase their commitment to sustainability, while still producing high-quality and timeless products. They use various recycled materials in their products such as nylons, cardboard, rubber, cork and windshield resins. Their linings have been made solely from recycled plastic bottles since 2007 and they recycle 9 million bottles annually as a result. MATT & NAT collections can now be found in over 800 boutiques across Canada, the United States, the UK, Japan, Germany and Australia.