Mammut is committed to sustainable and fair production as part of its WE CARE strategy. A result of this is the outdoor brand’s close, 10-year collaboration with Remei within the organic cotton sector. During this time, the Swiss company and its partner have produced over 1.5 million bioRe® Sustainable Textiles T-shirts. CO2-neutral production of the shirts has been in place since 2013 and the two Swiss companies are now celebrating their one millionth jointly and CO2-neutral produced T-shirt.
The cultivation of organic cotton uses less water and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time promoting soil fertility and biodiversity. Farming organic cotton also ensures that communities enjoy a good quality of life through their investment in sustainable agriculture. Mammut has been using organic cotton for its T-shirts for around 10 years as part of its close collaboration with Remei AG, the exclusive licensee of bioRe®. The bioRe® brand stands for the highest standards in organic cotton cultivation and fair trading worldwide. The bioRe® Foundation monitors and guarantees compliance with all standards by means of independent, external institutions. Remei further guarantees 100% traceability along the entire production and value chain. The unique QR code on each product makes tracing possible: back to the store where the shirt was bought, to the manufacturer, the spinning facility, the ginning location and even back to where the seeds were grown.
The jointly produced T-shirts carry the bioRe® Sustainable Textiles quality label, which distinguishes ecologically and fairly produced clothing made from bioRe® organic cotton. Both companies are delighted with the one millionth CO2-neutral T-shirt, which measures up to the high bioRe® requirements. "We are very proud of this anniversary T-shirt, which underlines Mammut’s long-standing commitment to sustainable production and demonstrates the close collaboration with our partner company Remei," says Adrian Huber, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Mammut. Marion Röttges, Co-CEO Apparel and Communication at Remei adds, "We congratulate Mammut on this major milestone. Our long-standing collaboration is very important to us and we look forward to continuing our production of ecologically and fairly produced T-shirts with Mammut, so that we can further support organic cotton farming and the people in the textile chain."
More information about Mammut WE CARE and the use of organic cotton can be found here.