Sustainable Fashion – MANGO is setting the standard
March 18, 2020, 10:36 am
Dubai, 18 March – MANGO For A Sustainable Tomorrow – 100% of cotton used in garments will be sustainable by 2025
The company is also planning to increase the use of recycled polyester in its garments to 50% by 2025, and for 100% of cellulose fibres used to be from controlled sources by 2030
The MANGO Committed collection is to become a permanent collection and will include all the firm’s garments that have sustainable characteristics
MANGO continues to advance towards more sustainable fashion and in the next few years aims to implement an ambitious plan that will fulfil one of its strategic pillars, the sustainable transformation of the company.
The fashion multinational has established as one of its key objectives to increase the proportion of sustainable fibres in its collection, which is why, by 2025, 100% of the cotton used in its garments will be sustainably sourced. In fact, in 2018 the firm had already set a target for 50% of its cotton to be sustainable by 2022 and in the same year signed up to the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to increase its support for the cultivation of sustainable cotton worldwide.
MANGO also plans to increase the use of recycled polyester in its garments. The aim is to increase its use by up to 50% by 2025.
Another point envisaged in this plan is that, by 2030, 100% of the cellulose fibres used will be from controlled sources. This is a very important milestone, since it will help improve the traceability of the materials used for MANGO collections.
According to Toni Ruiz, MANGO General Manager, “the targets we have set for our collection are the result of a firm commitment to continue with the sustainable transformation of MANGO as a strategic pillar of the company in which all company employees are involved.”
In 2019, MANGO produced a total of 18 million garments with sustainable characteristics, doubling the figure it produced the previous year.
MANGO Committed Collection
Furthermore, the MANGO Committed capsule collection has evolved to become, from this year onwards, a permanent collection of the firm that includes all garments with sustainable characteristics in the different MANGO lines (Woman, Man, Kids, Baby and Violeta).
The use of sustainable fibres and processes reduces the impact on the environment, helps produce a circular economy and optimises the use of natural resources.
Take Action Programme
All of these initiatives are part of the Take Action project, which includes all the actions aimed at creating a more sustainable business model.
This commitment towards sustainability was formalised in October 2019 when MANGO signed up to the Fashion Pact, a global coalition which aims to promote the environmental sustainability of the textile and fashion sectors.