This path is the culmination of my last 25 years in this industry, where I launched a vegan leather accessories company in 1995, 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.
As humans we are the only species with this desire and craving for newness and innovation. In this quest we also have a responsibility to ensure that our choices have no negative impact on our planet that we share with countless others. Ideally we want to create in a way that cleans up our oceans and landfills.
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. I’ve come back to local production in Canada with the intent of fulfilling our brand promise:
One day everything new will come from something old.
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