We were the first adopters of organic cotton in the promotional industry in 2005 have been increasing its use year on year. In 2017 we committed to switching to more sustainable fibres by 2021 and are now delighted to confirm that we have achieved that goal two years ahead of time! All the cotton used in the production of every one of our garments has been sustainable and organic since 2019*. We were also one of the first to introduce recycled polyester to our fleece collections and almost all of the polyester we use is now recycled.
We believe in using organic cotton because organic farming can help reverse climate change by locking carbon in the soil. It also avoids fertilisers and pesticides heavily reliant on fossil fuels that are used in conventional agriculture which reduces Greenhouse Gas emissions and protects environment and wildlife. This also means the people growing organic cotton can avoid the toxic chemicals used in conventional cotton agriculture.
All Mantis World garments are now PETA Approved as vegan and we have recently joined the Fair Wear Foundation. It’s important to note while certifications are important, they are not the be all and end all. Mantis World continue to only work with trusted supply chains, whom we have built long-term relationships with, ensuring that we don’t only rely on certificates and third-party audits. Farmers and workers are working in safe working conditions and have the means to invest in their families’ futures.
Since mid-2019, all cotton used in the production of the entire Mantis World range is exclusively organic cotton. However, disposing of the remaining non-organic stock wouldn’t be very sustainable, so it will take some time for the stock to be fully replaced. When ordering, please refer to our catalogue or website to see the composition.