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Mantis World has been making high quality, responsibly produced garments that are designed for decoration since the company was founded in 2000 by Prama Bhardwaj, who is still our CEO and the driving force behind all we do. Our aims today are still the same as they always have been – to make “Well Made” garments: using premium, soft fabrics and great designs while taking care of everyone involved in the supply chain and to be respectful to the planet around us.

Over the last 20 years from our base in London, we’ve grown, learned, developed and evolved but our core values remain the same.

We were the first adopters of organic cotton in our industry back in 2005 and have been increasing its use ever since. We realised the overwhelming negative consequences of conventional cotton and made a pledge to switch 100% to more sustainable fibres by 2021. We are delighted that we achieved that goal ahead of our targets and that all the cotton we use in the production of every one of our garments has been organic since 2019.  We were also one of the first in our industry to introduce recycled polyester to our range and almost all our polyester is now recycled.

Collaborative effort has helped us immensely on our journey, and we are thankful to be part of many initiatives and organisations working towards improving our impact.

We make bold changes, hoping to inspire others in our industry, yet we remain committed to a more gentle way of doing business. We remain an independent brand which allows us to fully embrace the triple bottom line: People, Planet, Profitability. This gives us freedom to sometimes accept lower financial rewards knowing the planet and society will reap the dividends.

We do not believe “Purpose” is something to be used as a marketing tool, or that sustainable choices should cover just a sub-range of our range. It is at the heart of absolutely everything we do

Our brands include Mantis for men & women, Babybugz – the go-to babywear collection in Europe, the premium-quality Superstar range with distinctive soft peached fabrics, the gender-neutral “One” range and Mantis Kids. Whatever the age, shape or size, we have you covered.

At Mantis World, we take certifications and standards seriously

We all value the assurances certification brings; the knowledge and proof that processes have been assessed – and that they meet defined standards. To learn more about the various standards, certifications and compliances that are relevant to our brand and product ranges, just click on the logos below.

Certifications

Memberships & Associations

Certifications:

GOTS

GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD

GOTS ensures that from the farmers onwards, every step of the supply chain is honouring organic and ethical practices. As a standard, its cohesiveness covers both social and environmental factors, making it a valuable certification to hold. All of our suppliers, from farm to factory, have to hold GOTS certifications. Each are audited separately, including us. However, only garments decorated by a GOTS certified processer can use the GOTS logo at their point of sale which is why we have removed the GOTS label in our garments, although they remain fully certified in accordance with the standard. Mantis World is certified by Control Union under reference CU811271. www.global-standard.org

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OCS 100

OCS certifies the organic content of our garments. However, as a certification, it is not subject to decorators or distributors holding the same standard and can be labelled as an OCS-certified garment beyond the point of sale. It provides a strong chain of custody system from the source of the organic cotton to the final product through certification and independent verification. OCS 100 certifies that a garment is made from 100% organic or in conversion to organic cotton. Mantis World is certified by Control Union under license 811271. www.certifications.controlunion.com

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OCS BLENDED

OCS Blended indicates that whilst the majority of the garment is organic, it has been blended with another fibre such as rPET or viscose. Mantis World is certified by Control Union under license 811271. www.certifications.controlunion.com

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RCS BLENDED

Our rPET has been certified by RCS, which gives us the assurance that any recycled material has been fully vetted as being legitimately recycled. RCS tracks raw material throughout the supply chain and requires certification at each stage of manufacturing, beginning at the point of recycling. Mantis World is certified by Control Union under license 811271. www.certifications.controlunion.com

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OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is an independent product certification label for textiles that have been tested for harmful substances, dyestuffs and chemicals that may pose a health or environmental risk. Mantis World holds STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® product class 1 certification, offering the highest level of assurance for all components of our clothing from the fabric through to threads, zips, buttons and labels. www.oeko-tex.com.

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PETA-Approved Vegan

No Mantis World product is made using any animal product. Furthermore, no Mantis World garment has any animal product or derivate in any part of the manufacturing or production chain. www.peta.org.uk

Memberships & Associations:

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Fair Wear Foundation

Fair Wear Foundation is an independent organisation that works directly with brands, factories, unions and governments to improve labour conditions globally. Mantis World is proud to work with them towards the shared goal of protecting the rights of garment workers and ensuring safe and dignified employment for all. www.fairwear.org

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Textile Exchange

Mantis World is proud to be a member supporting the work of Textile Exchange (TE) – a non-profit organisation committed to the responsible expansion of textile sustainability across the global textile value chain. Through their Preferred Fibre and Materials benchmark, we are independently measured on our use of preferred raw materials such as recycled polyester and organic cotton, both year on year and in comparison with our peers. www.textileexchange.org

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The UN’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, initiated by the UN, seeks to tackle the damaging effects of the fashion industry on climate change. Waste, pollution, deforestation, toxicity in manufacture and carbon-fuelled supply chains combine to make fashion one of the most environmentally damaging industries, and reform is essential. Mantis World has committed to implement the principles enshrined in the Charter and to work collaboratively with our peers and relevant stakeholders. www.unfccc.int

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Common Objective (CO)

Common Objective (CO) is an intelligent business network that furthers sustainability in the fashion industry. Building on 12 years of work of the Ethical Fashion Forum. As a Founding Impact Partner, Mantis World is collaborating with CO to transform the way the fashion industry operates – for the better. www.commonobjective.co.uk

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2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge

Launched by The Princes of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU), the Sustainable Cotton Challenge brings together brands and retailers to pledge to move to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025. This initiative, now run by TE, recognises several existing standards as delivering sustainable cotton. Mantis World joined the Challenge in 2017 and has additionally pledged to using only the “gold standard” of sustainable cotton (organic or recycled) and doing so 4 years earlier by 2021. www.textileexchange.org/2025-sustainable-cotton-challenge

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WRAP

The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), led by The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) brings together leading retailers, brands, re-use and recycling organisations, charities and NGOs to take action on garment supply, use and disposal to reduce their carbon, water and waste footprint. As a signatory, Mantis World submit annual reports to SCAP to measure our improvement in these areas. www.wrap.org.uk/sustainable-textiles

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Canopy

Mantis World are proud to support Canopy, the non-profit environmental organisation dedicated to protecting our forests, species and climate. Canopy collaborates with more than 750 companies to develop innovative solutions to make their supply chains more sustainable. All viscose in our collection comes from suppliers audited and accredited by Canopy guaranteeing no raw materials come from ancient and endangered forests. www.canopyplanet.org

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BSCI

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of working conditions in the supply chain, with factories audited against the BSCI base code. Mantis World works with factories that are BSCI compliant or equivalent as an acceptable level of compliance. www.amfori.org

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BPMA

The British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) is a trade association representing the promotional products industry. As a member, Mantis World have signed up to the BPMA industry code of conduct. www.bpma.co.uk

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The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

Collaboration is key to building a better industry. Founded in 2014 by the German government in response to the Rana Plaza tragedy, The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles – or Textilbündnis – aims to bring brands like us together with NGOs, trade unions and standards organisations. Working side by side with politicians, the Partnership brings us closer to a shared goal of social responsibility, environmental sustainability and corporate transparency across the textile industry. www.textilbuendnis.c

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