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Montreal-based fashion brand Matt & Nat has been at the forefront of cruelty-free fashion since 1995, making vegan handbags and accessories that are fashion-forward and well-crafted. And this season, they've added footwear to their ever-growing empire.

Just as you would expect, their shoes are as stylish and beautifully-made as their bags, which is a godsend since so many vegan shoes look and feel cheap. The silver wing-tip Atwaters are so on-trend right now and the Verdun flatforms are a smart option if you’re on your feet all day but don’t want to wear sneakers. The Namur sandals have a minimal design and multi-wrap ankle straps and will work with your entire summer wardrobe. Prices range from $80 to $115, so they won’t break the bank either.

Like their bags, Matt & Nat (the name short for ‘Materials’ and 'Nature’) shoes are completely vegan and created with sustainability in mind. Footwear uppers are rendered in eco-friendly polyurethane (PU) with soles in recycled rubber. They’re manufactured in small Chinese factories which are certified SA800 (meaning they follow high quality standards for workplace conditions and worker rights). Matt & Nat are always on the cutting-edge of ethical fashion, constantly on the search for the most innovative materials that are the least harmful to the environment.

MORE INFO: MattandNat.com

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