Sustainability and responsibility at MAHOL
From production to order to a green, growth-oriented way of thinking.
We work to make the planet we all share a friendlier place, to provide quality products and to offer people opportunities for growth.
Sustainable fashion, responsible decisions
It is our goal to become more sustainable and we learn every step of the way.
Made-to-Order makes a difference in traditional retail and takes a step towards sustainable and responsible fashion production. When selecting third-party printing services, products are only printed and produced when a customer buys them.
In traditional retail stores, products are manufactured in large quantities and often exceed market demand. Around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry end up in landfills, which is a major contributor to environmental damage.
Because we only fulfill our products when a customer buys them and we produce less waste than traditional retail stores, our cabinet is clean. Print products are made to order according to the production approach. We only store the products that customers actually want and do not throw our leftover stock in landfills.
We are learning to reduce the amount of waste we produce, so we are working to improve our packaging. From February 2020, our producers have saved almost 5 tons (4,438 kg) of plastic. We also donate damaged and returned products to local charities.
Reduction of CO2 emissions
We have facilities on both US shores – in Charlotte, North Carolina and Los Angeles, California – to route orders where we can fulfill and ship them as quickly as possible.
There is one fulfillment center in Mexico and one in Latvia for our European orders. To improve order fulfillment in Europe, we have opened a plant in Spain.
We are looking for new ways to make the most of our resources and reduce the CO2 produced when transporting orders. That is why we have opened our Fulfillment Centers close to our customers.
Quality you can count on.
We are looking for ways to become more environmentally conscious and offer you high quality products that last.
Environmentally friendly products
We want to offer our customers reliable quality products that are also environmentally friendly. These are made of organic cotton and recycled PET bottles. Selected articles are tested and approved by official labels.
We currently offer options for environmentally friendly clothing. Our environmentally friendly product collection is growing with the needs of our environmentally conscious customers.
One of our goals for 2020 is to expand our environmentally friendly product catalogue. We are also working to optimise our cutting and sewing production line to reduce the amount of fabric left over.
Every product we add to our catalogue is thoroughly tested to ensure high quality. To ensure that the products last a long time, we carry out durability, washing and wear tests.
We offer a wide range of garments, some of which come from our WRAP certified supplier Bella + Canvas, who also make organic cotton T-shirts. We trust our suppliers to deliver high quality products that will last many washes and keep colours vibrant and elastic. In addition, we carry out our own quality tests when we launch each new product to ensure print quality and material durability.
Most of the printers we use in production are energy efficient: they use less electricity, water and chemicals than conventional industrial printers.
The main printing method we use is DTG (Direct-to-Garment), a more sustainable choice over other garment printing methods such as screen printing.
DTG uses inkjet technology: water-based ink is sprayed onto the garment to make the ink work better. DTG has no colour counting and this printing method is suitable for even the most elaborate designs. For our paper prints, we use Epson ink with low environmental impact, like framed posters.
We dispose of our inks according to the suppliers’ guidelines to avoid environmental damage. To provide you with the best quality, we are constantly updating our printers and have already invested $37 million in printing equipment.