// Mulberry launches its limited-edition handbag capsule collection made with “the lowest carbon leather,” in the world
// The collection itself is based on an existing Mulberry style: the small Amberley satchel.
British heritage retailer Mulberry has unveiled a new collection of bags created using the world’s lowest carbon leather in partnership with Muirhead, a member of the Scottish Leather Group.
The limited-edition capsule is described by the retailer as its “lowest carbon” collection to date and is in line with its sustainable manifesto ‘Made to Last’ announced earlier this year to transform its business into a regenerative and circular model, encompassing the entire supply chain, from field to wardrobe by 2030.
This collection has been created entirely in the UK in what Mulberry calls a “pioneering hyper-local, hyper-transparent ‘farm to finished product’ supply chain model,” as it commits to transparency and traceability.
All the rawhides for this collection were sourced from within the UK and Ireland, tanned, treated and finished by Muirhead at their leather production site 15 miles outside of Glasgow, Scotland, and each bag from the collection is made by craftspeople in Mulberry’s carbon-neutral Somerset factories.
Mulberry chief executive Thierry Andretta said in a statement: “I’m pleased to launch Mulberry’s first capsule collection of regenerative ‘farm to finished product’,”
“The collection represents the future of the business as we continue to build a network of regenerative and organic farms to supply the hides to create our leather across the UK and Europe. This reinforces Mulberry’s bold commitment to the future, outlined in our Made to Last manifesto published earlier this year to mark our fiftieth anniversary.”
Mulberry states that its partnership with Muirhead represents the future of the brand, as part of its ambitious commitment to transform the business into a regenerative and circular model. Its plans encompass the entire supply chain, from field to wardrobe by establishing a blueprint that can be replicated with a network of trusted partners to help them reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2035.
Nicholas Muirhead, managing director at Muirhead, added: “We are delighted to form a strategic partnership with global British brand Mulberry, to support their sustainable and responsible business goals. Muirhead developed the lowest carbon soft and supple leather for the fashion industry to reduce carbon intensity even in the high luxury segment.”