Ethical and quality clothing in a throw away world
Whilst most of the modern world seems to be moving faster and wanting more yesterday, there is also a growing movement and awareness as to what impact this is having on the world, environmentally and on people in developing countries.
The fashion industry is one of the main polluters in the world. In fact they are responsible for 10% of the carbon footprint in the world. Alarmingly, they are also the second greatest polluter of local freshwater in the world. Annually, the world throws away about 80 billion items of clothing. The consumer’s appetite for fast fashion has seen an increase in synthetic fibres and excessive textile waste.
Micro-plastics from these fibres find their way into the waterways and the textile wastage found in land fill causes environmental damage through the chemicals found in them seeping into the ground. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Then there are the worker’s conditions where many workers are exploited, subjected to very low pay, excessive hours, few rights and entitlements (if any at all) and all so they can produce cheap clothing that the High Street brands can sell at a premium. Despite the savage truth many companies are now moving towards more ethical and sustainable production.
But what exactly does this involve? Put simply, it is clothing that is made using environmentally sustainable practices and ethical work practices that empower and help the workers. So this means fair working conditions, fair wages, a fair working environment and sourcing the best fabrics, eliminating the use of plastic from our packaging. We here are Mankind, have sourced sustainable suppliers who are focused on a better tomorrow by providing us with packaging that is made of corn starch which is 100% biodegradable. As people more become aware, transparency has become more important.
We include ourselves in this, which means showing you the people behind the scenes who are making our amazing garments. Our manufacturing partners are the people who ensure a fair wage, fair hours and a fair working environment is the standard amongst the people who help build the brand. Purpose driven, sustainability is seed from which Mankind has grown. We are constantly endeavouring to minimise the impact made to the world.
What are we doing to combat this?
Drawing inspiration from iconic athletes and brands from around the world, our products are bold, distinct, and carry a story in every garment. Each Mankind Product is an expression of a unique feeling or story which we can relate to as people chasing our own fitness ambitions and dreams. Displayed in details from each garments own unique cut and style down to the print and even labels. It's our vision to create clothing that inspires and motivates you, feeling confident and locked in (like no pre workout can achieve) to reach your full potential whilst working out achieving results even you didn't think you were capable of!
It's the small acts when multiplied by many that make significant change.
That's why we are focused on slow fashion, products designed to last years. We source the highest quality natural fabrics like cotton and top printing techniques. Garments that move with your fitness goals. All products are delivered in a biodegradable mailing satchel, helping combat single use plastic!
We get it, it's clothing at the end of the day you out grow it want something new. Okay, BUT don't simply through it in the trash when you're done with
it send your Mankind Athletic gear back to us and we'll recycle it for you turning it into new Mankind products.