CRAFTMANSHIP AND UPCYCLING COMBINE IN THE DESIGN OF MANGO’S NEW SANDALS
This footwear model, designed for women, men and children and sold exclusively online, has been produced in Menorca using recycled suede and tyres with the collaboration of the Castell firm of artisans.
A few weeks ago, the brand launched its first capsule collection based on the circular economy, featuring recycled fibres of garments collected through the Second Chances project.
BARCELONA, 25 June 2020 – Mango’s latest sustainability project is a new model of sandal designed and produced using artisanal techniques from recycled materials. The firm has developed this footwear, sold exclusively online, in collaboration with Castell, the Menorcan lineage of artisans famous for the manufacture of the island’s traditional espadrilles and shoes.
Made from recycled suede leather and tyres, thus avoiding the contamination produced from burning these materials, this summer offering has been made by hand in Menorca, emphasising the Mediterranean spirit and sense of community that both brands share. Its particular cut, stitching and assembly make each sandal a unique piece of footwear that offers a new opportunity to an existing material.
The reuse of garments or materials to give them a new life is one of the initiatives that Mango has implemented as part of its commitment to the environment and to improving the industry’s supply chain. Last April, the brand launched its first capsule collection based on the circular economy, featuring recycled fibres obtained from over 32 tonnes of clothing collected from stores via the Second Chances project.
The recent “Life in Bloom” campaign, through which Mango sent out a message of optimism to the world in order to add a mood of optimism to the current situation, also contributed to this global effort with a selection of 100% sustainable garments for women. All these designs, described as “Committed”, are part of Mango’s permanent collection, in which the brand hopes to increase the use of recycled polyester by 50% before 2025, while ensuring that by 2030 all cellulose fibres used are of controlled origin.