The incredible success story of Mulberry began in 1971, when mother and son Joan and Roger Saul founded what would go on to become one of the most iconic British lifestyle brands of the modern era. They opened up a factory upon the rural backdrop of Somerset in 1973 and it didn’t take long for word to spread about their superior leather poacher, binocular and dispatch bags. Their designs were inspired by country activities such as hunting, shooting and fishing and became popular around the world.
Managing to remain at the height of fashion and ahead of the trends for decades, the Mulberry brand has established itself as one of the leading handbag manufacturers in the world, with instantly recognisable designs that remain timeless.
As well as having offices in big cities such as London and New York, the original factory is still in action today, being the only leather goods factory of its size left in the UK. There is even a popular apprenticeship scheme in place that aims to encourage local young people to learn about production and the necessary skills that are required to excel within this field.