Vegan Leather is changing the fashion industry. Consumers are increasingly want cruelty-free options that are better for our health, the environment, and of course, animals.
Vegan leather is earning praise and accolades as a guilt-free alternative to animal hides. Just like faux fur now boasts well-deserved cred among the fashion elite, vegan leather is quickly becoming the most relevant textile in the conscious fashion industry.
“A stylish, low-impact alternative to animal leather products, despite being labelled as “synthetic”, vegan leathers can be much better for the environment than traditional animal leather products. Even the synthetic ingredients, like polyurethane, are gentler on the environment than raising livestock animals and most often the toxic (but not in the case of O My Bag) tanning processes, involved in turning animal skins into leather.”
At AIRR Matt & Nat is our vegan leather brand. They live by a simple motto, “Live beautifully”. This means appreciating the humanity, creativity and positivity found in all of us. Our values include social responsibility, excellence, inclusiveness, integrity, learning, and authenticity. They are Inspired by the textures and hues of nature, and are committed to not using real leather or any other animal-based materials. They also continue to explore new & innovative ways to remain sustainable and eco-friendly.
Matt & Nat have used different recycled materials such as recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber and cork but since 2007 committed to using linings only made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. Recently introducing recycled bicycle tires to collections.
Matt & Nat have also been much covered in the press most notably being employed by Apple to ‘ Add Green and Ethical accessory alternatives’ when the brand came under scrutiny for not being ethically responsible enough. The result was sellouts on the Apple shop the brand proved so popular.
The new collection in our opinion is one of the best, if not the best yet. Beautiful design led shapes in strong bold colours with all the functionality you require from a handbag/purse/iPad case/weekender – the collection is big and offers something for everyone. And all of this whilst being cruelty free; Sounds good to us.
Check out all of the new Matt & Nat collection online now.