Mango is a Spanish fashion retailer founded in 1984 in Barcelona, Spain, by brothers Isak Andic and Nahman Andic. The multinational clothing-retail company creates fast fashion for men, women, and children.

Mango makes clothing, accessories, shoes, homewear, jewelry, and homewares. The holding company Punta Na SA owns Mango and is registered as a real estate company from Barcelona.

Mango is the largest company in the holding group. It operates 2,200 stores across all continents and has over 11,000 employees in stores, factories, logistics, brands, and subsidiaries across the 110 countries it operates in.

Mango is committed to sustainability initiatives, responsible manufacturing, and environmentally-friendly fabrics such as organic and recycled cotton.

The clothing retailer offers a sustainable collection made from organic or recycled materials called Committed Collection. It's committed to designing more sustainable products, with more eco-friendly fibers and processes.

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Category: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, jewelry

For: Women, men, children

Type: Basics, denim, dresses, knitwear, activewear, underwear, loungewear, swimwear, outerwear, nightwear, maternity, heels, sandals, flats, boots, sneakers

Style: Casual, formal, chic, classic, rock

Quality: Low

Prices: $

Sizes: 2XS-2XL, 0-14 (US), 2-16 (UK), 32-44 (EU), 4-18 (AU), plus size

Fabrics: Cotton, linen, hemp, ramie, jute, lyocell, modal, viscose, cupro, acetate, polyester, nylon, spandex, polyethylene, polypropylene, acrylic, neoprene, leather, wool, silk, down

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: No

Recycling: Yes

Producing countries: Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam

Certifications: GOTS, OCS, GRS, RCS, BCI, FSC

Sustainability Practices

Mango takes wide-ranging measures to continue the sustainability transformation that started several years ago. It protects biodiversity, reduces its consumption of water, energy, and other resources, avoids waste, and combats climate change.

Mango wants to contribute to change within the industry and ensure a better future for all. It's also working on alternatives to help eliminate plastic from its supply chain and promote circularity.

Mango only uses a very small proportion of organic materials such as organic cotton and hemp, or recycled materials such as recycled cotton, recycled polyester, and regenerated nylon.

Only very few of its collections are dedicated to sustainable fashion. Most of the fabrics it uses are either natural without relevant certifications, such as regular cotton or linen, or synthetic petroleum-based fibers such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, and more.

Mango also uses a little amount of semi-synthetic fibers or regenerated cellulosic fabrics such as Tencel lyocell, modal, acetate, cupro, and viscose.

Tencel is an eco-friendly fiber made with wood pulp from certified sustainable forests. But only a very small proportion of the materials used by Mango are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Mango publishes a list of all its manufacturers and many of its processing facilities on its corporate website. It remains committed to improving social standards throughout its value chain.

Mango used to employ Turkish sweatshops in Istanbul, where workers were forced to work without being paid. Modern slavery cases involving Mango in Moroccan factories were previously reported.

Mango now cares more about its suppliers with higher transparency and worker empowerment initiatives. But the brand still doesn't pay a living wage across its supply chain.

The 2021 Fashion Transparency Index gave Mango a score of only 26% based on how much the group discloses about its social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts.

Mango manufactures its clothes in Turkey and many other East Asian countries where human rights and labor law violations still happen every day.

The Spanish clothing retailer doesn't show any labor certification standard that would ensure good working conditions, decent living wages, health, safety, and other important rights for workers in its supply chain.

Mango has a code of conduct that applies to all its suppliers and subcontractors based on the regulations set by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Mango assesses compliance with its Code of Conduct by informal visits or third-party audits with or without notice. It works with international and local unions and NGOs to improve the working conditions in its factories.

Mango is part of industry initiatives such as the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).

Mango doesn't use any exotic animal skin, hair, fur, or angora. But it uses leather, wool, silk, and down feathers to manufacture many of its clothing pieces.

These animal-derived materials are cruel and unethical. They also harm the environment by producing greenhouse gases and waste. More sustainable alternatives exist.

Sustainability Goals

Mango has committed to having 100% of its garments have
sustainable properties by 2022. It's working towards 100% sustainable packaging and reducing CO2 emissions.

Mango has a final goal of eliminating single-use plastics by 2030. It prioritizes raw materials with low environmental impact and aims for 100% cellulosic fibers of controlled origins by 2030.

Mango plans to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% by 2030 with the aim of achieving net-zero emissions in 2050. It will achieve 100% renewable energy in its own operations by 2030.

100% of its cotton will be sustainable (organic, BCI, and recycled) before 2025. And 50% of polyester it uses in its garments will be recycled before 2025.

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