Our pieces are created though old world construction and craftsmanship techniques juxtaposed with repurposed materials and advanced sustainable fabrics. Using that which is old to create that which is anew.
Our process has evolved from years of reflection and research, culminating in creative solutions.
Inder Bedi has been exploring responsible fashion since 1995 when he founded the brand MATT & NAT. He left the company he founded almost two decades later to revisit his roots, and focus on local production in Montréal, through the lens of sustainability and a better future.
Materials that were once destined for landfill are meticulously researched, sourced and then crafted in Canada to create objects that breathe a new life. Retired leather seats from airplanes, seat belt webbing from local scrap yards in Montréal and elements from the furniture industry all come together to create our offering.
When recycled and repurposed materials do not pass our stringent quality testing, we opt for locally sourced as well as closed loop fabrics. This includes cotton grown by farmers in the U.S.A. as well as ECONYL®, an innovative luxury Italian nylon that uses no new resources and can be infinitely regenerated.
The product selection is precise as we’ve focussed on elevated essentials, to ensure that they will last beyond you in both function and form.
Numbers can connect us in ways that we often don’t realize and can’t explain, the number 457 is grounded in intimate moments with family, nature and of contemplation for a better future.
At 457 we aim to design and create using primarily local materials that are destined for landfill. This currently includes retired leather seats from airplanes, scraps from the furniture industry and seat belt webbing from local scrap yards in Montréal.
In addition to repurposed materials we work with locally sourced as well as closed loop fabrics. This currently includes cotton grown by farmers in the U.S.A. as well as ECONYL®, an innovative fabric from Italy that uses no new resources and can be infinitely regenerated.
Our daily craft involves striking a balance in minimizing the use of new resources and creating pieces that will last beyond you.
If you could purchase only one jacket or one bag, what would that piece look and feel like ? What purpose would it serve ? How long should it last ?
These are the questions we have been asking ourselves for the better part of a decade, whilst doing research and development for 457.
Our selection is precise, as we’ve focussed on elevated essentials, to ensure that they will last well beyond you in both construction and aesthetic.
There is a crucial point at which the worlds of fashion and the environment intersect. The solution starts with reduction, thank you for joining us in this endeavor.