We're rethinking how we do things to help reduce the impact we have on the planet. It's a long and complex journey, and we've just begun, so we'll be sharing our updates here as we progress.
LIZ HOUHGHTON, CEO
A common thread Our materials
We're looking at new fabrics and production methods
Sustainably sourced cotton in our denim and jersey collections
Sustainable sourcing relates to how a cotton crop is grown and harvested and it means there is reduced water consumption and less reliance on harmful chemicals and pesticides. Sustainably sourced cotton can be found in our denim and jersey collections.
We are in the process of trialling newly sourced fabrics and understanding new production methods to be included in our future collections, as well as training our teams to work with these changes.
an easy guide to recycling
We believe in style over fashion, and quality over speed, so our clothes are made to last, and we encourage our customers to store items that they need a break from or give them to friends
We want to keep as much out of landfill as possible, so here are some of the ways your MV can be recycled.
ONE - RECYCLE WITH US
Come to one of our recycling store events where you can swap your clothes with other MV customers. Anything left over at the end of the event gets donated to charity. Check out our Events page for the next one.
TWO - GIVE BACK BOX
Use your Mint Velvet box to donate your unwanted clothes and household goods to charity for free. Simply fill the box, print your free delivery label at givebackbox.org.uk/products/mint-velvet and attach it your box or bag, then drop it off at over 7000 Collect+ sites (head to collectplus.co.uk to find your nearest one). If you need to use your box to return your Mint Velvet order, then please do not add your donations to this box, but use any other suitable box or bag to send your donations (it just needs to be able to transit with your goods). Your donations will be sorted and sent to the Air Ambulance, ExtraCare, and Clicsargent who can then resell them to raise money.
THREE - NEWLIFE
We've been working with this charity which is changing the lives of disabled and terminally ill children across the UK. We donate all our old season stock to their stores to be sold to raise money for the cause.
How to recycle
dry cleaning the sustainable way
QUOTE MINT VELVET AT ANY BRANCH OF JOHNSONS TO GET THE DISCOUNT
Dry cleaning can help preserve your favourite clothes for longer, so we've teamed up with Johnson's to to offer our customers a 10% discount off their dry cleaning services. Johnson's dry cleaning is different, they are the only national UK dry cleaner that uses a product called GreenEarth®, which delivers first class cleaning results whilst being 100% non-toxic to the environment.
To redeem the offer, quote Mint Velvet at any branch of Johnsons.
Our Policies and Statements
All suppliers have to sign agreements which include our Ethical Code Of Conduct and Animal Welfare Policy. Additionally, we have a suite of policies for all stakeholders which covers Anti-Slavery, Whistle Blowing, Migrant Workers, Remediation For Children & Young Workers & Fibre Policies.
We also have a suite of statements that cover Modern Slavery, Environmental, Gender Pay Gap & Equality.
We are aware of our environmental impact as a company and are committed to reducing it. As signatories of WRAP/SCAP we are working with them to reduce our carbon usage and footprint.
We are committed to respecting human rights within our business and supply chain. The Central Asian states of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have been found to use forced labour, and, in some cases, child labour, in the production of cotton, as reported by a number of organisations. We have therefore banned cotton from both countries until such time as independent and credible evidence verifies involuntary or underage labour is no longer used within the cotton sectors of these neighbouring countries. This is communicated to our suppliers via our Cotton Policy.