457 ANEW is a concept borne out of the desire for balance – to create pieces that are grounded in good design whilst contributing to the circular economy. Our ethos of ‘Create Clean’ is one that is all-encompassing: from the materials we source, to the overall aesthetic of each individual piece, and finally, to create a solution once an item has reached the end of its present life. The result is a slow collection that is utilitarian with an inherent beauty in details; made in Canada to have a positive impact on our planet.
As humans, we are the sole beings on this planet who are compelled to innovate and create, in the hopes that what we produce is felt, not just by those around us, but is everlasting. It is now more important than ever that we recognize the need to balance our desire to create with the responsibility to preserve our planet.
This path is the culmination of my last 20 years in this industry, where I launched a vegan leather accessories company, based on a university paper for a class I never wanted to take. That company would develop into what is known as MATT & NAT and become the starting point in my journey exploring the crossroads of fashion and sustainability.
457 ANEW represents the next chapter – a new beginning – as I continue this journey to attain the perfect balance of design coupled with positive impact. Thank you for joining our community of artists, makers, and game-changers. Together, we can redesign our future.