As the fashion industry pivots towards a more sustainable future, British handbag brand Mulberry has joined the movement by launching its first ever 100 per cent sustainable leather bag.
Named the Portobello Tote, the bag is made from start to finish in the UK at the brand's carbon-neutral factories in Somerset, and has been constructed using heavy grain leather from gold standard tanneries. The streamlined tote also features double loop handles and a shoulder strap and comes in a range of signature and seasonal shades: Black, Midnight, Chestnut, Nordic Blue, Crimson, Tangerine Orange and Mulberry Green.
Speaking about the brand's decision to create a sustainable bag, Johnny Coca, Mulberry’s Creative Director stated, “Our starting point for this family was the ultimate everyday item, the plastic bag – functional, but throwaway. The Portobello keeps the beautiful utility of this silhouette and elevates it into an elegant tote that is practical and, more importantly, made to last.”
The company has also pledged to give 100 per cent of net proceeds from sales of the bag to the World Land Trust, an organisation which works to protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems around the world.
Fashion that is also doing something positive for the environment? We're sold.