Photographers: Leda & St Jacques
Previously I wrote about the vegan/eco-friendly designer bags company called Matt & Nat, now after 14 years of designing and producing Matt & Nat, the company has just launched sams?ra. The name sams?ra is a play on Sam & Sara, sams?ra also means rebirth in Sanskrit. The collection reflects Matt & Nat’s signature aesthetic: pebbled textures with architectural detailing and bold styling in colors such as black, tomato, chocolate brown and plum. The patent collection makes a bolder statement with its polished finish and satin gold hardware. This new range is not only produced with the environment and animal welfare in mind, but $1 from each bag is donated to charity – helping to affect change globally.
So far over $15,000 has been raised and will be donated to four charities working on issues such as International aid, domestic violence, animal welfare and environmental issues including Enough, EarthSave, WSPA and Canadian Women’s Foundation. But it will be the general public who will decide how much money will go to each charity. Anyone can go to sam-sara.org to vote for the charity of their choice. The voting closes at midnight on December 31st. With each new collection, new charities will be selected to receive this donation.
sams?ra is more affordable than the Matt & Nat collection and includes a range of bags, wallets, clutches and belts. Prices range from $40-$140 USD, the collection is available in Canada now and will be available in the USA mid-July.
More pics after the jump…