Montreal-based eco-friendly accessory fashion brand Matt & Nat will open its first freestanding boutique this spring. The store could be the first of several Canadian locations, and the brand has secured brokerage Oberfeld Snowcap to handle its Canadian store expansion.

Matt & Nat (short for “material” and “nature”) was founded in Montreal 1995, and is known for not using leather or any other animal-based materials in its bag and accessory designs. Since 2007, it has been committed to using linings only made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles, and it also recently introduced recycled bicycle tires to its collections. The brand has also expanded to also include footwear designs and until now, has wholesaled in other retailers.

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