2020 Fashion: Mulberry renounces to use exotic leathers
A new step towards environmental respect and sustainability. After excluding the use of fur from its collections, Mulberry has decided to also give up exotic leathers. No more skin of alligators, crocodiles, ostriches, lizards and snakes in its garments and accessories, then.
“We spent a lot of time analyzing and reviewing our goals on this issue”, he claims Rosie Wollacott, responsible for the sustainability of the Mulberry Group. “At an early stage in the process, we decided not to use exotic leathers in our collections, and this remains our position.”
“Behind every purse or wallet made with exotic leathers there is an animal that has suffered tremendously”, said the director of PETA Elisa Allen. “Mulberry’s decision to ban these cruelly obtained materials is a sign of the times and PETA invites other luxury brands to follow suit.”
Fortunately, Mulberry is already in good company: the brands Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg and Paul Smith have recently made the same decision.