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Mango Fully ‘Committed’ to Eco-Friendly Collection

Mango is furthering its sustainability commitments with a new apparel lineup.

The Spain-based retailer is launching Mango Committed, a sustainable men’s and women’s collection, in stores and online next month. The collection is an umbrella initiative of Mango’s Take Action project, which fosters a greener business model for the company.

Mango Committed features 25 women’s garments and 20 men’s garments that are designed with a minimalist approach. The collection’s fabrics are eco-friendly and include organic cotton, recycled polyester and a biodegradable wood pulp material, Tencel, and are dyed with sustainable inks in a neutral color palette. Mango Committed garments come with international certificates that ensure their sustainable origin and are manufactured at local factories in Morocco, Portugal and Turkey.

In 2016, Mango established the Take Action project to implement sustainable development criteria throughout its business segments. Project initiatives vary from protecting endangered species to eco-friendly store designs.

Mango’s leather and fur garments are manufactured respecting animal rights. Hides originate from human food chain animals and not exotic wildlife. Animal-derived products are also evaluated to meet worldwide chemical regulation and health standards.

Mango is currently a participant in the Greenpeace Detox Project, which works to remove toxic substances in apparel supply chains. The retailer is currently developing an internal tool to measure its water footprint and monitor water conservation garments, installations and processes in its manufacturing operations. Furthermore, Mango also neutralizes the carbon dioxide emissions associated with its employee transport through local carbon emission offset projects.

Last year, Mango debuted “The Line” concept, a new model that incorporates eco-efficiency criteria in the retailers’ distribution facilities and brick-and-mortar locations. Mango’s Lliçà d’Amunt logistics center and stores incorporated LED-friendly lighting and energy conserving air conditioning under this sustainable business model.

For the past two years, Mango has also made it a priority to include consumers in its sustainability efforts. In 2015, Mango began a project to collected used clothing at select stores worldwide. In partnership with the Koopera organization, Mango has enabled 100 percent of donated clothing to be recycled and provided a second life.

Mango, along with the sustainable collection launch, plans to carry out more sustainability initiatives in 2017.