Como os explicaba el otro día cada vez me gusta más la marca Mulberry. Hoy os dejo su historia (en ingles) y un video de sus instalaciones en Uk.
Mulberry’s heritage is steeped in English leather craftsmanship. During the 1970s and 1980s the company operated from a small production site nestled among the rolling fields of Somerset, before opening flagship factory The Rookery in the small nearby town of Chilcompton.
The Rookery quickly became Mulberry’s main manufacturing base - representing a rare example of a British luxury brand investing in British production. Today Mulberry is the largest manufacturer of luxury leather goods in the UK. From the beginning, craftsmen and women came from the surrounding areas to work at Mulberry, each of them an expert in their field.
The opening of second factory The Willows is a new chapter in Mulberry’s manufacturing success story and reflects a £7.5million investment in British manufacturing. The government’s Regional Growth Fund also granted £2.5million towards recruitment and training costs. In Mulberry tradition, staff for the new factory have been recruited from the surrounding areas, in order to support the local economy and community. Today, Mulberry has nearly 700 craftsmen and craftswomen working in Somerset.