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## Materials We are committed to the responsible sourcing of all raw materials used in the production of Mulberry goods, coupled with an innovative and imaginative approach to introducing new, sustainable materials within our ranges. We pledge that the cost of sustainable materials will not be passed on to our customers.
## Leather Mulberry is proud to be the largest designer and maker of luxury leather goods in the United Kingdom and has been a member of the internationally recognised Leather Working Group since 2012\. All of the leathers used in our collections are a by-product of food production and a natural alternative to fossil fuel synthetics. All leather is sourced to meet our high ethical standards, with most coming from the EU. The Leather Working Group’s objective is to provide Environmental Stewardship for the leather industry by developing and maintaining protocols that assess the environmental compliance of tannery operations. For the SS20 collection 65% of leather came from tanneries with environmental accreditation and 48% of collection used leather and suede traceable to country of origin. Mulberry is also a member of the Animal Welfare Group (AWG), a subgroup of the Leather Working Group (LWG) whose principal objective is to provide education and information to its members on the salient aspects of livestock and animal welfare within the leather value chain. The purpose of the group is to support members to make informed decisions in relation to the issue of animal welfare. Established in 2016, the AWG abides by the LWG's articles of association. Targets * 100% of leather from Gold, Silver and Bronze Standard tanneries by SS22. * 100% of leather to be traceable by AW23.
## The Portobello Our first 100% sustainable leather bag, the design of the Portobello was inspired by the shape of a throwaway, everyday item - the plastic bag – transforming it into an elegant, functional tote that is Made to Last. Each Portobello tote has been crafted in our carbon neutral UK Somerset factories with Gold Standard leather, stitched with recycled Epic EcoVerde thread and finished with an embossed Mulberry tree. [Discover The Portobello]( "Discover The Portobello")
## ECONYL® Mulberry is proud to use ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon that removes waste from our oceans and landfills. SS20 saw the introduction of a new signature camo check men’s range in this fully recyclable material and by AW20, all of our nylon products will be converted to ECONYL®. [Learn More About ECONYL]( "Learn More About ECONYL")
## Cotton We joined the Better Cotton Initiative as a Retailer and Brand member in 2019\. The BCI is the biggest cotton sustainability programme in the world, driving the cotton sector towards sustainability. The initiative brings together all those who work in the cotton supply chain to create a product that is better for the environment and better for the communities who reply on this crop. Target: All cotton sustainably sourced by 2025.
## Our Mulberry Green Material Commitments We are committed to consistently building on our achievements and we continue to strive to increase our sustainability metrics through the following goals: * For SS20 65% of the leathers in our collection were sourced from tanneries with environmental accreditation and our Phase 1 target is to source 100% of our leather from gold, silver or bronze LWG accredited tanneries by AW21. * For SS20 48% of our range used leather and suede that is traceable to the country origin, and our Phase 1 target is to achieve 100% traceability by AW21. [Learn more about our Global Sourcing Principles.]( "Learn more about our Global Sourcing Principles.")