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MANGO BRINGS FORWARD ITS SUSTAINABLE TARGETS AND DOUBLES THE PERCENTAGE OF COMMITTED GARMENTS

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  • untitled-15_v4lrThe company forecasts that by 2025, 100% of the polyester it uses will be recycled and all cellulose fibres will be of controlled and traceable origin
  • Garments with sustainable characteristics, labelled Mango Committed, represented 80% of total garments in 2021
  • Mango signs up to the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero programme and the Canopy Style initiative

Mango is taking one step further in its journey towards environmental and social sustainability, and bringing forward its sustainability targets after achieving that 80% of all the garments it sells now bear the committed name. In just one year, Mango has almost doubled the percentage of sustainable garments in its total production.

The company, one of the leading groups in the European fashion industry, has reviewed the targets set in early 2020 as part of its sustainability strategic plan and has decided to bring them forward. Specifically, Mango forecasts that 100% of the polyester used will be recycled by 2025, doubling the initial target set for said year. Similarly, the firm also plans that by 2025, 100% of cellulose fibres used will be of controlled origin and traceable, bringing forward its original commitment by five years. In addition, the company is maintaining its goal that 100% of the cotton used will be of sustainable origin by 2025.

“Aware of the environmental impact of our product, and in line with our goals and international commitments, we work garment-by-garment, promoting the use of fibres with a lower environmental impact in our collection. Bringing forward the sustainable fibre targets allows us to move towards a more sustainable fashion future”, explains Toni Ruiz, Mango’s Chief Executive Officer.

In 2021 Mango achieved a 91% use of sustainable cotton and a 59% use of cellulose fibres of controlled origin. Furthermore, 54% of the polyester used was recycled, achieving the initial target four years ahead of time.

The evolution of Mango Committed

Mango makes its commitment to sustainable fashion visible through the committed label, which includes all Mango garments with a lower environmental impact. In recent years, the company has made a major effort to increase the number of sustainable garments, which in 2021 accounted for 80% of the total collection, well above the 45% figure for 2020.

Committed garments are all those which contain at least 30% of more sustainable fibres (such as organic cotton, recycled cotton, BCI cotton, recycled polyester, recycled wool or TENCEL®, among others) and/or have been manufactured using more sustainable production processes. What is more, like all other Mango items, they are produced in factories that are inspected through social audits and comply with product safety regulations.

Mango’s goal is that all of its garments will be Committed by 2022.

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