Roger Saul & Joan Saul
The company was founded in 1971 by Roger Saul and his mother Joan—in 1973 they opened a factory in Chilcompton, Somerset, England. Mulberry established itself as a British lifestyle brand, noted for its leather poacher bags including the binocular bag and dispatch bag. Mulberry's range now includes womenswear, menswear, and most recently, footwear for women.
In 2000, the Braconnier bag also becomes an international “it” bag – followed by the Bayswater and Roxanne.
Today, Mulberry is considered one of the most important British labels internationally, with numerous stores and outlets worldwide.
Mulberry Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange as MUL, and shareholders with 500 or more shares are entitled to a 20% discount at Mulberry's shops.
Mulberry has stores throughout the UK and all over the world including Europe, America and Asia. It has registered offices in Somerset, London and New York.
Mulberry continues to make designer leather goods at its original Somerset factory, called The Rookery. The company plans on expand the factory increasing the number of bags produced in the UK.
In 2006, Mulberry launched an apprenticeship programme to encourage local youths to learn production skills and providing training and employment for the local community. Apprentices that graduate from the programme are offered a job at the factory in Somerset.
Emma Hill joined Mulberry as Creative Director in February 2008, debuting with the Spring Summer 09 collection.
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