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nb-mattnatMatt & Nat (Mat(t)erial + Nature) is a vegan accessories brand founded by Inder Bedi in 1995. Based in Montreal, Canada, Matt & Nat offers chic bags and wallets for men and women made without any animal products. Sustainable materials such as cork and recycled plastic bottles are also used.

A vegetarian since he was a teenager, Bedi got the idea for Matt & Nat while he was in university and had to write a business plan. That business plan, which combined fashion and sustainability, would later become the basis for Matt & Nat. Bedi was actually studying to apply for law school, but felt frustrated with the lack of interesting vegan products as a consumer. He decided to scrap his original plans and try entrepreneurship instead.

Today, Matt & Nat is sold at retailers across Canada, Japan, the UK, and the US. The brand has also been creating an exclusive line for Apple since 2010. Celebrity fans of Matt & Nat include Emily Deschanel, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, and more.