For us, ensuring the highest levels of animal welfare and traceability means working with the highest quality leather and having the lowest possible impact on the planet. It looks better, feels better and does better.
All of the leathers used by Mulberry are a by-product of food production and a natural alternative to fossil fuel synthetics, with the majority of leathers we use sourced within Europe.
We work with tanneries rated by the Leather Working Group, a not-for-profit group created in 2005. They are responsible for world’s largest leather sustainability programme and through meticulous work with tanneries, they have defined a rating system for leather production that covers bronze, silver and gold environmental accreditation. The average LWG-accredited tannery saves 12.1 billion litres of water and 775 megawatts of energy per year through their sustainable practices
Leather from Gold Standard tanneries is now available across many of our best-loved bag families, from the 100% sustainable Portobello Tote to some of our most iconic silhouettes, including the heritage Bayswater and new Mini Iris.
We’re continuing to set our targets higher; by 2022, we’re aiming for all leather in Mulberry collections to be sourced from LWG environmentally accredited tanneries.