Displaying another great example of the strength of partnership, one of our Founding Partners, Mulberry, is proud to announce the launch of their new collection of bags created using the low carbon leather and crafted in the brand’s carbon neutral Somerset factories. Produced in partnership with Muirhead, part of the Scottish Leather Group, the limited-edition capsule features the Soft Small Amberley Satchel, an iconic design 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. All the raw hides for this collection were sourced from within the UK and Ireland, tanned, treated and finished by Muirhead at their leather production site in Scotland, and each bag from the collection is made by craftspeople in Mulberry’s carbon neutral Somerset factories.

Carbon action and reduced environmental impact is fundamental to both Mulberry and Muirhead. Mulberry has committed to setting science-based targets which will push the business onto a pioneering pathway to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Muirhead produces the world’s lowest carbon intensity leather at 1.1kg of CO2 per hide, 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.

This partnership with Muirhead represents the future of Mulberry, laying out an ambitious commitment to transform the business to a regenerative and circular model, encompassing the entire supply chain, from field to wardrobe and establishing a blueprint which can be replicated with a network of trusted partners, underpinning their ambition to reaching Net Zero carbon emissions by 2035.

“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.” — Thierry Andretta, CEO, Mulberry

“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.”
— Nicholas Muirhead, Managing Director, Muirhead

This capsule is the latest chapter in Mulberry Editions: a series of collections and innovative partnerships launched during Mulberry’s 50th anniversary. The Small Soft Amberley satchels are created using Hawthorn Heavy Grain leather and available to purchase in stores and at mulberry.com from the 22nd November in four colourways: Cornflower Blue, Coral
Orange, Black and Charcoal.

Muirhead, established in 1840 and part of the Scottish Leather Group, is one of Europe’s oldest tanneries; it is widely recognised as a leader in responsible and future-looking innovation of a versatile range of Fine Scottish Leather for a select group of prestigious global brands. Independently verified by Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), Muirhead manufactures the world’s lowest carbon intensity leather for the aviation, passenger transport, furniture and luxury goods sectors.