“That feeling of complete calm when you are staring out at the open sea, nothing else in sight, with the wind in your face and the sun on your skin.” These are the words from the founder of Mangata London when describing what inspired them to form this social enterprise swimwear brand.
At Mangata London, they are redefining beach attire by using a fabric that is made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles to make stylish and environmentally friendly swimming shorts.
Using recycled plastic products reduces CO2 emissions by 70% and recycled polyester fabric uses 90% less water than regular polyester. This means that for every 1kg of recycled Polyester used, it can keep 60 water bottles out of landfill and our oceans.
Their shorts are made in small production runs which ensures the team are able to remain focused on quality, durability, comfort and style. They know that small things can make a big difference, which means they’ve gone even further by reducing their packaging to a minimum by using purely recycled paper, swing tags made from cotton off cuts and even compostable mail bags.
What’s more, Mangata London is also a member of the Eco-packaging Alliance contributing to global reforestation! The social enterprise has also improved their sustainability by starting the Managata Medley, a new wood on the founder’s family farm where 30 trees of different species have been planted to help offset carbon footprint!
Not only is Mangata working tirelessly to reduce the amount of plastic wastage in the UK and contribute to reforestation in the UK but they also work extremely hard to provide the best product and service possible!
With a wide variety of styles to choose from, you can strut your stuff in these fashionable swim shorts with the knowledge that you are helping to reduce the amount of plastic wastage in the UK, one swim short at a time.
Looking after these fabulous shorts is easy; it is recommended you rinse your Mangata’s rather than putting them in the washing machine and promote the use of washing bags such as Guppy Bags which can be used in the washing machine to catch micro fibres.
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