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Mango Launches Lower Impact Denim Collection

Mango’s link to the Mediterranean Sea and landscape inspired the Spanish fast-fashion brand’s latest denim collection—stylistically and how it was made.

The Barcelona-based brand recently launched a line of denim that uses technologies such as laser or ozone in order to provide sustainable and efficient solutions for the washing and finishing of each garment. Mango reports that these finishing technologies reduce the collection’s water consumption by 30 million liters, compared to traditional methods.

Water stewardship is one part of Mango’s sustainability plan. The company is “firm” in its intention to work toward a more responsible business model. By 2025, Mango aims to source 100 percent of the cotton it uses from sustainable sources, and for 50 percent of its polyester to be recycled. The brand is striving for 100 percent of the cellulose fiber it uses to be from a “controlled origin” by 2030.

Spanish retailer Mango slashes its water intake in a new denim collection produced with sustainable finishing technologies.
Men’s jacket Courtesy

In October, the company signed the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, which sets out 16 principles so that the fashion industry can work together to reduce its sizable contribution to climate change. These principles aim to reduce greenhouse gases in facilities, the supply chain and in logistics.

“Thanks to innovation and adapting sustainable technologies and processes, we are creating collections that help us to reduce our footprint,” said Beatriz Bayo, Mango sustainability director. “Together with other teams and our garment and fabric suppliers, we are constantly seeking production alternatives and more sustainable materials.”

Spanish retailer Mango slashes its water intake in a new denim collection produced with sustainable finishing technologies.
Women’s dress Courtesy

Mango opted for a Mediterranean setting for the denim collection’s campaign. The range smacks of ’90s influences, especially in the women’s line. Key items include pleated mom jeans and slouchy jean jackets. Vintage washes enhance the throwback vibe in items like denim mini dresses and long jean skirts with a front slit. Powdered tones bring a natural element to women’s puff-sleeved denim shirts and belted jumpsuits.

The men’s line offers three-tone jeans and zip-up denim jackets, as well as a range of ecru staples. For children, Mango centers on sized-down version of trendy men’s and women’s styles, including an indigo chore jacket, white wide-leg jeans and gender-less jean jackets.