We invited the team from i-D to visit our Somerset factory to explore the making of our new bag family, the Millie. A tote/bucket bag hybrid, the Millie collection combines the best of our countryside heritage and London design to create a relaxed and effortless style.
Made in Somerset
The Millie collection is manufactured at The Willows, one of our two factories in Somerset, England. It's where Mulberry was founded in 1971, and where an immeasurable number of our bags have been crafted since. What started with making products around a kitchen table has now developed into our 500-strong community of artisan craftspeople manufacturing modern, luxury leather bags.
Pieces of unlined leather are stitched together to create this tactile, raw-edged tote. The result is a softly-structured bag that combines the drawstring closure of a bucket bag with the volume of a tote. Leather tassels are a playful detail, as well as an example of the expertise of our craftspeople.
We use the finest leather, choosing the best material to suit each bag’s style and design. The Millie is crafted from a Heavy Grain leather that is both supple and hard-wearing. The leather also features on the Small Millie Tote, as well as a combination of soft suede and glossy smooth calfskin. The bags are finished with a foiled Mulberry logo - a stamp of quality.