Mango launches sustainable 3D-printed jewellery collection
Mango has adopted innovative 3D printing processes to create its latest jewellery collection, which has been created using 90% sustainable materials.
The collection is craft-inspired and combines warm and natural colours with gold tones, creating irregular textures. Materials used include birch, PLA, terracotta, plastics of biodegradable vegetable origin, woods and ceramics.
Mango partnered with Spanish company Comme Des Machines, which specialises in 3D printed jewellery, on the project. The firm was created in 2012 by a group of young artists Aran Azkarate, Andrés Iglesia, Joan Mikel Azkarate, Suso León, Álex Arriola and the current director of the Paris Fashion Museum, Miren Arzalluz.
The group uses 3D printers to create costume jewellery, bags and fabrics and are pioneering the digital transformation of the textiles industry.
The capsule collection is made up of 10 pieces and will be sold online and in 30 physical stores in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria and Portugal.
Global fashion giant Mango was founded in 1984 in Barcelona and now has stores in 110 countries around the world. During its last financial year its sales exceeded €2.2bn.