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With an increasing number of fashion and beauty labels are declaring their commitment to looking after the environment and as consumers we’re passionate about knowing whether the people that make our clothes and accessories have fair wages and environmentally safe working conditions – well don’t worry… Mulberry have you covered. The British brand this morning has launched its first 100% sustainable leather bag, that is both sustainable and charitable.

Named ‘Portobello’ the bag is inspired by Mulberry Green, the brand’s responsibility commitments that focus on creating a positive change and a sustainable legacy through the care and attention it takes in designing, sourcing and manufacturing each collection.

Guess what’s even more exciting? It’s made here in the UK, at Mulberry’s carbon-neutral Somerset factories, the bag uses Heavy Grain leather from a gold-rated tannery and the material is a by-product of food production. This gold standard rating has been awarded by the internationally recognised Leather Working Group based on the environmental operations and output of the tannery. 

The tote is unlined and has been stitched with Epic EcoVerde thread, a recycled polyester fibre. The streamlined tote also features double loop handles and a shoulder strap, so it can be carried or worn across the body.

Even better… 100% of net proceeds from the sale of the bag will go to the World Land Trust: a conservation charity that funds the creation of reserves and provides permanent protection for habitats and wildlife.

What’s not to love? 

Mulberry Portobello Chestnut Heavy Grain, £795.00

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The bag is available in a range of signature and seasonal shades: Black, Midnight, Chestnut, Nordic Blue, Crimson, Tangerine Orange and Mulberry Green.

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