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Mango launches new activewear collection and scraps plastic packaging

Tom Shearsmith
29 October 2020

Mango has announced that it is launching Active, a capsule collection of comfortable activewear, and scrapping plastic packaging completely by the end of 2021.

The Active collection features sports garments including leggings, shorts, tops, long-sleeve crop tops, bodies, sweatshirts and jumpsuits in different colours and designs.

It also includes useful accessories including a yoga mat bag, money belts, sneakers, bags and socks.

Under the slogan The Wellbeing Community, Mango presents a campaign which promotes the value of the community and togetherness by sharing and generating conversations between members, in order to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

For the launch and throughout the season, there will be a series of live classes and talks on Mango's Instagram page, covering different disciplines and topics with the common theme of wellbeing.

Mango has also confirmed it will be replacing plastic bags in its packaging with paper bags, as part of its commitment to a sustainable future.

The new bags are made of tissue paper derived from the natural pulp of renewable sources and sourced from sustainably-managed forests, where the practices adopted for felling trees are certified as compliant with Forest Stewardship Council international standards.

Mango plans to implement this new project for all its garments by the end of 2021.

The project is part of the Fashion Pact, a global coalition to increase environmental sustainability in the textile and fashion sectors, which Mango joined in 2019.

Toni Ruiz, Mango CEO, said in a statement: "This is a large-scale project that will have a very positive impact on the environment, given that through its implementation we will stop using approximately 160 million plastic bags a year.

"We are very happy to implement these types of projects that help us advance towards a more sustainable fashion, which in turn will allow us to implement the sustainable transformation of the company."

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