Mulberry is famous for creating beautiful, luxurious leather handbags. The company was established in 1971 by Roger Saul, who named the company after a mulberry tree that he used to pass on his way to school. The company has grown significantly and now sells handbags all over the world. Mulberry has a strong English heritage, with a manufacturing base in Somerset and the different styles of handbags have English, traditional names, such as Bayswater, Lily, or Willow. Mulberry's signature is the use of beautiful leather which ages gently over time, so that each bag looks distinctively different. Top quality leather used for Mulberry handbags includes shiny grain, scotch-grain, or soft nubuck leather, with matt, gloss or patterned finishes. Perhaps the best known Mulberry icon is the brass clasp, featured on many Mulberry handbags, which mimics the lock on a postman's satchel. Mulberry Tote Bags are ideal for carrying in the hand, on the shoulder, or in the crook of the arm. They are available in a range of different colours, to suit any outfit, with shapes varying from soft with a rounded outline, to hard and smooth with angular edges. The interiors are lined with traditional Mulberry fabric and all handbags have a circular metal tag inside the bag, with a Mulberry code on the reverse. Mulberrry bags can have magnetic, zip or drawstring fastenings and come with varying length and style of handles. Mulberry Tote bags are generally a generous size, with a number of interior and exterior pockets, so they will comfortably accommodate a large number of items and some can easily take a tablet computer, or kindle. Some Mulberry tote bags come with the original dust bag, for protection.