Since the signing of the Fashion Pact in 2019 Mango has been committed to making its production progress towards an increasingly sustainable approach. The commitment of the Spanish giant is indeed to significantly reduce energy waste, water waste, and to implement new technologies and new sustainable materials to its supply chain.
The Mango Committed collection is the result of this commitment, and is evolving systematically to spread to all lines of the brand. Already 79% of the collection is now interested in the whole brand. By 2022 Mango is working to ensure that it interests 100% of the portfolio.
This is not the only goal. By 2025 Mango is committed to using 100% sustainable cotton and 50% recycled polyester. By 2030 the brand will seek to introduce cellulose fibers from controlled locations. These concern lyocell, viscose, modal and many others.
The commitment to a more sustainable fashion also includes the alliance with other partners, under the sign of collaborations. For this reason the brand has announced its collaboration with the Vellmarí Association. Founded in 1993, the association led by the biologist, photographer and explorer for the National Geographic Manu San Félix intends to bring people to nature through awareness programs.
Mango will support Posidonia Lab, the project that aims to protect the marine ecosystem of the Mediterranean. Another initiative in favour of the welfare of the sea is that of the progressive elimination of plastic packaging.
In addition to energy saving projects there is also the issue of recycling, a theme very dear to Mango. During 2020 the brand collected about 42 tons of used clothes with the help of the Moda Re system. Along with the 610 collection points Mango will also extend the service in Australia, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Switzerland and Russia for a total of 200 more recycling points.
Sustainability for Mango is not only environmental, many initiatives have been put in place for various social issues including the adherence to the Transparency Pledge Standard. By 2022 the company is committed to giving higher visibility to second and third level factories. Beatriz Bajo, manager of Mango’s Social Responsibility, commented: “the publication of this information is a powerful tool to strengthen the rights of people working in production, as well as to promote responsibility in global supply chains within the fashion industry”.