Many vegans already know and love Matt & Nat for their beautiful vegan handbags and wallets. A year or so ago they decided to make their line more “upscale,” i.e. more expensive, which priced many of us out. However, they also launched a new brand call Samsara, priced more closely to what Matt & Nat used to charge. The founder of Matt & Nat and Samsara “set out to create an accessories brand that, although vegan, was first and foremost beautiful, understanding that the two could co-exist.” And they are beautiful. Additionally, for every Samsara item sold, one dollar will be donated to a non-profit of your choice. Samsara is a Canadian brand (those Canadian vegans have it almost as easy as the Brits!), but they are currently offering free ground shipping for all orders over $50. As of this writing, they also had a holiday sale going, with 30% off every item!
These items have a the same high quality craftsmanship we appreciate about Matt & Nat. Samsara offers wallets, clutches, handbags, overnight bags, briefcases, and belts in a range of colors. My personal favorites are the Neuville handbag (on sale for $80.50) and the Sterling (on sale for $108.50), which is big enough to carry your lunch, clothes for the gym, your knitting project, or anything else you need to take with you.
Samsara did not solicit this review, we just like their bags!