Mango, as part of its commitment to progress towards more sustainable fashion, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a leading organization in the textile sector which aims to promote good practices in the supply chain and measure the environmental and social impact of brands.
Consequently, the multinational has joined the more than 250 brands, retailers, manufacturers, governmental and environmental organizations and academic institutions that form part of this initiative, which represents a total of 35 countries.
Signing up to this initiative is part of the ambitious plan the company will implement over the next few years in order to fulfil one of its strategic goals: the sustainable transformation of the firm. “At Mango we believe that the textile industry needs to transform itself in order to become sustainable, which is why we are working to promote social and environmental improvements that will lead us to such sustainability”, Beatriz Bayo, Mango’s CSR Director, points out.
In 2011, the SAC developed the Higg Index, a suite of tools that allows brands, retailers and facilities to accurately measure and score a company or product’s social or environmental sustainability performance.
The firm is also a member of the Better Cotton Initiative, which aims to transform the global production of cotton, based on the three pillars of sustainability: the environment, social factors and economic factors.
In this regard, a few weeks ago, Mango announced its intention to increase the proportion of sustainable fibers in its collections, establishing that 100% of the cotton used in its garments will be of sustainable origin by 2025. The company also plans to increase the use of recycled polyester in its garments to 50% by 2025, and for 100% of the cellulose fibers it uses to be of controlled origin by 2030.