We’re all increasingly conscious about sustainability these days for it’s all around us – and we’re all both seeing and making changes. Consider the dramatic reduction in our consumption of plastic carrier bags, the increase in our carrying of reusable bottles instead of the single-use and throwaway PET ones and the number of electric vehicles on our roads now. But what about our industry; how can we see and better understand what we as customers and consumers can do to become more sustainable?
Mantis World has been manufacturing high quality, fashionable garments since 2000; taking care of everyone in the supply chain, and the planet around us.
The company has already pledged to use only sustainable forms of cotton throughout each and every garment manufactured by 2021 and is swapping to use recycled polyester instead of virgin polyester for its hoods and sweats.
This isn’t a sub range of sustainable products nestled in among a main collection, this is a company showing total commitment to sustainability across every aspect of what it does. It’s all about trust, honesty and doing what it believes is the right thing for sustainability is important and it’s only going to get more so.
The new Mantis Men’s and Women’s Essential Organic Ts (M01 and M02) are being launched in a range of 12 colours and up to seven sizes and in a smooth 160gsm 100% organic cotton fabric (yes, even the melange colours are 100% cotton) that’s simply perfect for print.
Mantis World has been doing tear-away back neck labels for over five years now and, like everything it is producing, these two newcomers have the same; making personalisation as easy as possible.
However, big news comes courtesy of the care labels. It’s true that even those much-overlooked side-seam staples are made in organic cotton in these two newbies, rather than the industry standard polyester, but the main event is what’s on the label itself. These are the first Mantis World garments that will be produced with QR codes on the care labels which, when scanned will show exactly the impact that you, your customer or the end user can have on the environment.
You’ll be able to see the following:
- How many litres of drinking water you’ve saved by choosing organic.
- How much energy has been saved.
- The land mass that hasn’t had to be farmed using potentially toxic pesticides.
- Summary of the production chain and relevant certifications.
All this information is on a page that makes no mention of Mantis, nor Mantis World so it’s relevant and useable to anyone along your supply chain. It’s a clear and easy indicator of exactly what we can all do and the impact our choices can have – all wrapped up in an ethically responsible, perfect-for-printwear T shirt package.
The dip-dye days are back – but in a special, decorator-friendly way. Babybugz has taken its best-selling styles, given them a two-tone, 2020 makeover and is delighted to be launching the new Baby Dips T (BZ57) and Baby Dips Bodysuit (BZ58).
They’re made in skin-friendly and super-soft 100% organic cotton, with the same carefully considered styling as the plain-coloured T and Bodysuit but have been dip-dyed to create a fresh, directional and exciting addition to the babywear sector. It’s a big nostalgic but also totally fresh and now and, because the upper halves of the garments have been left white, provides a great basis for decoration. Available in two bright and cheery colour combinations of white/ bubble gum pink and white/ surf blue, they can also be mixed and matched with the solid-shade garments to create fabulous multipacks.
And that’s not all for Babybugz is getting even bigger! Following customer feedback, the babywear brand is upping the size range on several of its styles to include age 4-5 years meaning that you can kit out the not-so-little ones in the Organic Denim Jacket (BZ53), the Hoodie (BZ32) and the soft and cosy All-in-One (BZ25) and offer an older/ younger sibling set.
If colour’s your thing, then it’s great to know that the best-selling T and Bodysuit now come in 21 colours each – with the T also being increased to a toddler-tastic age 2-3 years.
Fast fashion is out. Sustainable style is in.