// Mulberry sets out sustainability manifesto to go more green
// The luxury handbag retailer’s “made to last” plan commits to transforming the business
// Mulberry plans on developing the world’s lowest carbon leather
Mulberry has launched a sustainability manifesto in an effort to go more green, from field to wardrobe.
The luxury handbag retailer’s “made to last” plan lays out a commitment to transform the business to a “regenerative and circular” model, and includes achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2035.
Companies and investors are increasingly focusing on environmental, social and governance credentials.
Mulberry plans on developing the world’s lowest carbon leather sourced from a network of organic and environmentally conscious farms.
Its leather typically comes from Europe and the goods are made at its factories in Somerset.
It will continue to extend the life of Mulberry products through repair and restoration services. In Somerset, staff repair and renew over 10,000 bags a year.
“At Mulberry we have already taken significant action to embed sustainability across our business, but today we offer our commitment to a programme of transformative change, embedding principles of regeneration and circularity across our entire supply chain,” Mulberry chief executive Thierry Andretta said.
“We are committed to creating a local, transparent ‘farm to finished product’ sourcing model.”