In case you were fiending for your new Fall look…
This latest delightful leather shoulder bag from Matt & Nat is not only chic as hell, it also donates all its proceeds to charity. You heard right: 100% of the proceeds of this bag will go to charity. So, when looked at in a different light, buying this bag is more like cutting a $70 check to the charity of your choice. And then, having a beautiful bag magically appear in your mailbox.
Umm, is it possible that there are seriously no strings attached? After consulting with the designers behind the Montreal-based lifestyle brand Matt & Nat, it seems to be so. Matt & Nat (which is shorthand for Materials & Nature) is a value-drive brand whose art is motivated by social responsibility, inclusiveness, integrity, and love. They are eco-friendly, use only vegan materials, and have a very sleek, minimalistic aesthetic. As they say on their website,
“We live by a simple motto, “Live beautifully”. Living beautifully means appreciating the humanity, creativity and positivity found in all of us… From the start, being committed to not using leather or any other animal-based materials in our designs felt natural to us. Each season, we continue to explore new innovative ways to remain sustainable and eco-friendly.”
When asked why they decided to design a bag that would be sold exclusively as a way to benefit global charity organizations, they said,
“Inspiration for our Hope Charity Bag is rooted in our love for the world around us. Taking part in this project gives you the voice to support important issues affecting our world. We have carefully curated a selection of five environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare organizations that we feel best represent our values of social responsibility, inclusiveness, integrity and love. 100% of the purchase price of the Hope Charity Bag goes to the charity of your choice. Thus, our goal is to not only work with these charities in raising money and awareness, but change the world we live, one step at a time.
If you’d like to learn more about the charities involved, Matt & Nat have detailed interviews posted about each one here.
My advice? Buy this bag.