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Mango aims for 100 per cent sustainability by 2020


Spanish brand Mango aims to make its apparel range 100 per cent sustainable by 2020. Around 79 per cent of the brand’s garments are known to be sustainable. In 2017, Mango launched a range of sustainable garments known as ‘Mango Committed.’ Initially conceived as a capsule collection, the range has subsequently become a part of Mango’s permanent collection.

Mango is also expanding its ‘Second Chances’ clothes recycling project in collaboration with Moda re-, an initiative set up in Spain by Caritas. Last year, Mango operated 610 recycling points in its stores across 11 countries. In 2021, the label plans to extend this service to countries like Austria, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Switzerland and Russia, adding a further 200 collection points for used garments.

The label is also collaborating with Spanish association Vellmarí, headed by biologist and explorer Manu San Félix, which runs conservation and educational programs on the Mediterranean sea from its base on the island of Formentera. Mango is working with its Turkey-based suppliers to replace plastic bags in its packaging with paper bags. In 2020, Mango committed to initiate a process that will eventually lead it to stop using as many as 160 million plastic bags per year, and is set to extend the initiative in other countries in the coming months.