Well, what do you know? Mango, another fashion brand based in Spain has made a commitment to Greenpeace to eliminate toxic chemicals. One more win for #peoplepower!
Wait, what? Who is Mango? Aside from being delicious fruit and a great Phish song Mango is a major Spanish fashion retailer with more than 2,000 global stores and Kate Moss as their spokesmodel. Greenpeace implicated them in our Toxic Threads report and to avoid what ZARA went through, they decided to admit they have a problem and pledge to clean up!
Mango, together with Zara who committed to Detox last week, is beginning to take responsibility for its entire supply chain, which means providing local communities and customers with the information they need to ensure that local water supplies are not turned into public sewers for industry. The two Spanish brands will together require 120 suppliers around the world to disclose discharge data by the end of 2013.
Mango’s commitment comes just over two weeks after Greenpeace launched its report “Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch-Up” in Beijing on November 20. Since then, 325,000 people have joined the campaign, with tens of thousands taking action on Facebook and Twitter, and more than 700 people protesting and performing street theater outside Zara shop fronts around the world.
Mango becomes the ninth brand to commit to eliminate releases of all hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chains and products since Greenpeace launched its Detox campaign in 2011.
There is still a lot of work to do in pushing the fashion industry to toxic-free production. Today we released a second report showing how one town in China is heavily laden with pollution from the textile industry and how the locals feel about it. These recent victories prove that the industry is moving in the right direction to detox.
Who will be next to detox?