Mulberry, the British heritage brand, has launched a new line of bags made with the lowest carbon leather. This is in collaboration with Muirhead (a member of The Scottish Leather Group).
The capsule, limited edition, is described by the brand to be its “lowest carbon” collection. It also includes the Amberley Satchel which has been “updated to a holistic approach towards sustainability”.
This collection is in keeping with the sustainable manifesto ‘Made To Last’, which Mulberry announced earlier this year to transform its business to a regenerative, circular model that encompasses all of its supply chains, from field to wardrobe, by 2030.
Mulberry describes this collection as a pioneering hyper-local, transparent ‘farm-to-finished product’ supply chain model. It commits transparency and traceability.
The rawhides used in this collection were sourced from the UK and Ireland. They were then tanned, finished and treated by Muirhead at their 15-mile leather production site outside of Glasgow. Each bag is handmade by artisans from Mulberry’s carbon neutral Somerset factories.
Mulberry and Muirhead announce a sustainable update for the classic Amberley Satchel
Muirhead was established in 1840. It is one of Europe’s oldest tanning companies and produces the lowest-carbon leather with 1.1 kgs of CO2 per hide. This is due to its close relationship with farmers and its innovative thermal energy plant, which generates heat from wastewater and maximises water use by filtering and recycling 40% of the wastewater back into leather production.
Mulberry chief executive Thierry Andretta said that the capsule was his first collection of regenerative farm to finished product’ capsules. As we build a network organic and regenerative farms that supply leather to our customers in the UK and Europe, the collection is a symbol of the future of the company. Mulberry’s bold commitment to the Future is reinforced by this collection. It was published in our Made to Last manifesto earlier this year to celebrate our fiftieth birthday.
Mulberry claims that Muirhead’s partnership is the future of Mulberry, part of its ambitious plan to make the brand a circular and regenerative business model. The plans cover the entire supply chain from field to wardrobe. Mulberry has created a blueprint that can easily be replicated by trusted partners in order to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2035.
Nicholas Muirhead is Muirhead’s managing director. He added, “We are thrilled to form a strategic alliance with Mulberry, a global British brand, to support their sustainable business goals. Muirhead created the softest and most carbon-efficient leather for fashion to lower carbon intensity, even in high-end segments.”
The capsule is the latest chapter in Mulberry Editions: a series of collections and partnerships launched during Mulberry’s 50th anniversary, which has included collections with .Richard Malone .Alexa Chung .Ahluwalia ..
These small, soft Amberley satchels are made from Hawthorn Heavy Grain Leather and can be purchased in stores or at mulberry.com in 4 colourways: cornflower blue (or coral orange), black, and charcoal. They retail for 795 pounds.