It’s safe to say that most people are well aware of the urgent need to be more environmentally-friendly these days. The green movement has been steadily and deservedly picking up steam, and even fast-fashion labels are doing their part to contribute.
That can only be a good thing for us and the planet as a whole – but if you can look good while you’re doing so, it can only mean a win-win situation for all, no?
Here’s where Mango’s new line, Mango Committed, comes in – a special women’s and men’s capsule range that prioritises the use of sustainable fabrics. It’s part of the Spanish retailer’s larger “Take Action” program, which aims to refine Mango’s overall business model towards more sustainable routes.
The first Mango Committed collection was launched earlier this year in February and it featured organic and recycled cotton, recycled polyester and Tencel (a fabric derived from wood cellulose that uses less water and land in its production process than cotton). Better yet, the fabrics come with individual international certificates that guarantee their sustainable origin and are even coloured with environmentally-friendly dyes.
Sounds very, very good, yes? The second Mango Committed collection is set to arrive in stores (it’s exclusive to the Ion Orchard and Wisma Astria outlets) and online on October 15. If you loved the first collection, here’s better news: the 65-piece collection, priced between €22.99 € to €149.99 (S$48 to S$240, approximately), sees the number of designs increased by 45% and the range of sustainable fabrics has expanded to included recycled wool and modal.
That’s all well and good but Mango doesn’t drop the ball on the aesthetics either.
Inspired by vintage military attire, the collection nails the feminine-meets-masculine look with stand-out pieces such as a army-green jumpsuit and a saturated colour palette of earth tones such as ochre, chartreuse, and rich greens balanced with slate greys and ecrus. What this means: it’ll be easy to mix and match with your existing wardrobe pieces.
But don’t mistake them for run-of-the-mill pieces – the collection features plenty of distinctive design elements that we’re really digging, such as frayed hems, contrast stitching, buckled straps and aged copped rivets (great attention to detail here, guys). We can well imagine these pieces on street style stars such as Yoyo Cao and Caroline Issa next season.
Here, a guide to the best pieces of the collection: