Transparency & Fairness
Fashion meets Fairness
Observing a respectful approach towards humans and nature – unfortunately, this guiding principle has hardly influenced the fashion industry. With us though, it is standard. We are proud that we create high-quality Yoga fashion under fair working conditions. In our factories in Turkey and China, each article of our collection is caringly produced. Respectful responsibility towards our resources plus fair pay are part of our top-priority standard.
Not only are women in the majority in purchasing textiles but also in their production, where most of them are being exploited. They earn only a fraction of what they would need to live on and they work between 60 and 140 hours unpaid overtime per month. Social security and maternal care are not possible. For us at MANDALA, it is important to provide fair working conditions for all those involved in the production of textiles. Feminism should not stop at the borders of the Western world, rather it should even be stronger in places where women most in need of support are concerned. The sales price of a 5 € T-shirt cannot provide for a secure wage to live on. Therefore, we calculate our prices so that neither environment nor persons are taken advantage of by the production of our clothing.
Mutual trust and transparency are beneficial for all concerned. We regularly check our standards personally on site and give our foremost attention to what is close to our heart: Fairness and great products!
We maintain longstanding partnerships with our suppliers, who we greatly value. Thus, Premium Yoga Fashion in fair-fashion quality can be created, which is not only beneficial for the wearer, but also to all those involved as well.
Our production site in Izmir, Turkey, is GOTS certified and the organic cotton for the production comes from south-eastern Turkey.
The 5000 sqm manufactory produces our styles in organic cotton, bio-based Polyamide, as well as the fabricated blend of organic cotton and Modal.
The husband of our founder, Nathalie Prieger, runs a textile factory near Shanghai together with his Chinese business partner. We work closely together with this company, which also is GOTS and OCS certified, thus guaranteeing fair pay and social security for approx. 100 employees.
All styles out of Recycled Polyester, Tencel and Modal are produced in our Chinese manufacturing facility.