Roger John Saul (born July 1950) is a British businessman, the founder of the Mulberry fashion label.[1]

Roger Saul
BornJuly 1950 (age 73)
Lottisham, Somerset, England
EducationWells Cathedral School
Kingswood School
Known forfounder of the Mulberry fashion label
Children3 sons

Early life and education edit

Roger John Saul was born in July 1950,[2] in Lottisham, Somerset.[3] His father worked for Clarks Shoes in Street, Somerset.[4] He was educated at Wells Cathedral School, followed by Kingswood School in Bath.[3]

Career edit

He won a scholarship to study business at Westminster College in London and worked as a trainee buyer for John Michael, the 1960s Carnaby Street fashion innovator.[3]

Saul founded Mulberry in 1971 with his mother Joan, but was ousted in 2002.[1]

Saul owns the 300-acre Sharpham Park estate organic farm and the Kilver Court shopping centre, in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.[1]

Sharpham Park produces 500 tonnes of organic spelt a year, and supplies Waitrose, Ocado and Whole Foods.[5]

Personal life edit

He is married to Monty, a former Dior model,[1][5] and they met at a Paris fashion show.[4] They have three sons together, William, Cameron, and Freddie.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Sibun, Jonathan (31 July 2011). "Mulberry founder Roger Saul has a point to prove after being ousted from luxury fashion chain". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Roger John SAUL - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "Roger Saul Biography". Kilver Court. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry, on selling his business and giving up wearables for edibles | Life and style". The Observer. 7 November 2004. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b Saphora Smith (7 April 2016). "Why Mulberry's founder quit the fashion world to become a spelt farmer". Retrieved 19 May 2017.