Mango is accelerating its sustainability goals: the company is committed to ensuring that by 2025 all polyester used will be recycled, and all cellulosic fibres will come from verified and traceable sources.
Mango’s commitment to (more) sustainable fashion is embodied in the Committed label, which includes all garments with a lower environmental impact. These are items that consist of at least 30 per cent sustainable fibres, such as organic cotton, recycled wool or recycled polyester. In recent years, the fashion chain has made great efforts to increase the proportion of ‘sustainable clothing’. Last year, 80 per cent of Mango’s collection was part of the Committed range, which is nearly double the percentage compared to 2020. This year, Mango even wants to reach 100 per cent.
The retailer has decided to accelerate several sustainability targets, which they included in the strategic plan at the beginning of 2020. Specifically, Mango promises that 100 per cent of the polyester used will be recycled by 2025, twice the initial target for that year. By then, all cellulosic fibres will also come from verified sources and be traceable, Mango says, bringing the initial commitment forward by five years.
“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”, says CEO Toni Ruiz.
In line with its transparency strategy, in December, the company published a list of factories from its global supply chain, which now includes Tier 1 factories and Tier 2 factories. This year, the group also plans to disclose the list of Tier 3 factories, which consists of the raw material suppliers.