At MANTILITY we strongly believe that doing business ethically is fundamental to how we operate. For us business benefits and positive societal and environmental impact must be mutually reinforcing. We do our best to genuinely contribute to the world tying our Social Responsibility to our MANTILITY movement values, strategy and core operations.
We focus our social responsibility approach on three key areas:
(1) Inner circle social value creation: empowerment of talented designers through artistic creation, diffusion and monetization
We prefer to be designer-centric than brand-centric. Our artists’ collectivity of visual stories and feelings goes to the heart of who we are as a company.
We treat our designers as equal partners and we offer higher rewards in relation to industry standards.
(2) Outer circle social value creation: art-centric empowerment of our community
Random acts of charity are not our style. We voluntary participate in CSR initiatives that make sense in relation with what we do and what we stand for.
(3) Sustainability: Optimal use of resources and circular economy
We use raw materials that are mostly renewable in nature. Silk is a completely natural material, with the absence of any chemicals. Fossil fuel-based fabrics, on the other hand, use a finite resource that cannot be easily replenished.
PROJECT “Re-Mentality” UpCycling
As enthusiasts of circular economy and pro optimal uses of resources, we use resources optimally. We repair defective scarves and when this is not possible, we transform them into something new such as dresses or kimonos [we have zero silk waste and we absorb 100% of the cost]. On December 2020, we launched MANTILITY Cahiers of Silk. In collaboration with a traditional book binding company we have produced one-of-a-kind limited edition Notebooks and Calendars “dressed” in our silky creations.
Check out some of our MANTILITY Cahiers of Silk: