As the fashion industry turns towards a more sustainable fashion future, brands are now increasingly having to re-assess their eco credentials. And now British handbag brand Mulberry has joined in with the vast number of brands evaluating their impact on their environment, as they have launched their first ever 100% vegan and sustainable bag.
Named the Portobello Tote, this bag is made entirely in the UK at the brand’s carbon-neutral factories in Somerset, whilst the leather itself is a by-product of food waste.
The company has also pledged to give 100% of net proceeds from sales of the bag to the World Land Trust, an organisation which works to protect and sustainably manage natural eco-systems around the world.
As if this wasn’t enough, Mulberry made a pledge that all of their nylon products will be converted to ECONYL instead. Italian luxury fashion house Prada also made a similar pledge in 2019, when the brand completely remade its iconic nylon bags from recycled ocean plastic, and vowed to phase out all virgin nylon by 2021.