Mulberry has unveiled a new collection of bags created using the world’s lowest carbon leather, produced in partnership with Muirhead, a member of the Scottish Leather Group.
Crafted in the brand’s carbon neutral Somerset factories, the limited-edition capsule is described by the brand as its “lowest carbon” collection to date and includes the soft small Amberley Satchel, which has been “updated with a holistic approach to sustainability”.
In line with Mulberry’s Made to Last Manifesto, announced earlier this year, the collection is created in the UK with a pioneering hyper-local, hyper-transparent “farm to finished product” supply chain model, marking a bold commitment to transparency and traceability.
“I’m pleased to launch Mulberry’s first capsule collection of regenerative ‘farm to finished product,” Thierry Andretta, Mulberry CEO says in a statement. “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.”
Managing Director of Muirhead, Nicholas Muirhead adds: “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.”
Carbon action and reduced environmental impact are fundamental to both Mulberry and Muirhead, with the British heritage brand making a commitment to setting science-based targets and play its part in the target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. Muirhead currently produces the world’s lowest carbon intensity leather at 1.1kg of CO2 per hide. This is made possible by building close relationships with local farmers, utilising their pioneering thermal energy plant which generates heat from waste, and by maximising water usage by filtering and recycling 40% of the wastewater back into leather production.
The capsule is the latest chapter in Mulberry Editions – a series of collections and partnerships launched as part of Mulberry’s 50th anniversary.