The Designer Vegan Clutch: Matt & Nat

According to various studies, including a report from the UN in 2010, the best way to protect the environment is to adopt a vegan/vegetarian diet, given the harmful effects agriculture has on the planet. The UN says that “a global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty, and the worst impacts of climate change.” The report notes that the Western preference for meat- and dairy-heavy diets is “unsustainable,” especially as the population is expected to grow to 9.1 billion by 2050.

Living a plant-based lifestyle comes with its challenges, and the need to stop buying all the beautiful designer leather bags and shoes is definitely high up on the list as one of them.

Forget those cheap and plastic looking PVC bags that once was the vegan way. More and more designers are coming up with beautiful concepts that not only look great [if not better than the real leather] but are of extremely high craftsmanship and quality.

The iconic Matt & Nat brand is 100% vegan therefore there are absolutely no animal products used in any process of the manufacturing. They have been around along time to perfect their designs – 21 years to be precise. So with many years of creative experience behind the brand it is no wonder that their products look and feel of the highest quality.

What I love is that all the linings inside all Matt & Nat bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles.

Forget mass produced cheap fashion. Matt + Nat are quality from the concept of design all the way through to the manufacturing. All the bags are produced in China, in small factories that they have had long-standing relationships with. They only collaborate with factories that are in line with their ethos and verify regularly that the operations are up to standards, ensuring that all the factories they work with qualify for the SA8000 standard certification.

I recently treated myself to the TRIPLET-CARBON from their Dwell range. The design is timeless + durable. The colour alone had me sold on this clutch – a beautiful neutral colour that pairs with almost every outfit. This large 3 pouch-style clutch also features 3  chunky zip closures which will keep valuables safe and secure. Keep everything within hands reach with the Matt & Nat clutch. Inside you’ll find space for a phone, many cards + credit cards plus the all important touchup make-up essentials. It is a simple design, but sometimes understatements have a way of making a huge splash!

There is no doubt this clutch (or cross body bag, thanks to the optional shoulder strap) is the perfect accessory to just about any outfit + occasion.