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MantisWorld 2012 Collection

well made clothing


what is well made clothing ? Mantis World is an ethical clothing company. We specialize in t-shirts for babies, kids and grown-ups. We’re small but global and passionate about what we do; committed to creating great products which benefit everyone from our manufacturing partners to those who use them to decorate on.

Index

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What Is Well Made? Part1

03 – 05

Labelling Information

08 – 11

Code of Conduct

12–13

What Is Well Made? Part2

14 –17

Mantis Adult Range

18 – 55

Humbugz Kids Range

56 –75

Babybugz Range

76–101

Organic Range

102–113

What Is Well Made? Part3

114–127

Translations

128 –131

Product Code Index

132–133

Fit Info / Accreditation

134–135

This brochure features our new collection along with a wealth of surprises. It also explores what we believe it means to create Well Made Clothing, something we at Mantis  World have been working towards since we began just over 10 years ago.

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Well Made: Along with our new collection, we’ve included a number of features that we feel help illustrate why those two simple words are so important to us.

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what is well made clothing ?

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o us, Well Made Clothing is about having the best possible design, materials and details on a piece of clothing that will be cherished for years. It’s about getting that perfect feel and fit. It’s about recognizing that there’s a lifecycle for every garment we make and that each part of that garment’s journey – from design to manufacture to delivery and beyond – is an opportunity to benefit everyone involved. For us it’s about using the processes of manufacturing cotton-based garments to have a positive impact on the communities and on the environment in which we work. Crop care, water management and fair wages in Tanzania or Pakistan may seem a million miles away from a cool boutique in New York or a large print factory in London but to us they’re all firmly interlinked. Along with our brand-new collection we’ve included a number of features that we feel help illustrate why those two simple words are so important to us. For us at Mantis World, Well Made Clothing is the only way forward if we are going to continue making product we can be proud of.

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Introducing the Superstar Collection A range of premium-quality garments, all ethically made and offering retail-inspired styles. The collection consists of hoodies, tees, polos and a sweatshirt. Modern styles, Well Made and backed by the Mantis World ethos with the usual attention to detail. 6

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Creating a Well Made Garment

Organic Baby Body Suit, BZ10TLC, see p79+112

Envelope neck Designed especially to allow maximum ease and comfort for baby

Double-layer, three-piece hood Deep, double-layer hood featuring cotton-rich waffle-knit inner

Inner neck detailing Contemporary flat drawcord

Smooth cotton twill taping at neck seams for optimal comfort in wear

Wide and chunky woven drawcord in natural cotton colourway

Fabric Interlock fabric provides a smooth decorating surface and fantastic stretch, comfort and wellbeing for baby

Fabric GOTS® certification for fabric and garment; compliance with worldrecognized standards in terms of environmental and social criteria

Fabric Sleeve and shoulder panel Ergonomic, raglan-cut full length sleeve with flat stitch seams at cuffs and shoulder

Contoured body panel Contemporary and premium heavyweight 330gsm peached fabric with supersoft brushed inner

Care label Soft satin care label inside garment to avoid irritation

Fabric Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification ensures fabric is skin-friendly and free from anything that may be harmful to the skin

Binding Soft stretchy binding in 100% organic cotton with twin needle stitching for added durability

Poppers Fabric 100% organic cotton from Tanzania, made in Tanzania and fully accredited to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS®)

Flatstock stitch detail

All fabric rigorously tested for colour fastness

Dyed to match nickel-free poppers for minimal irritation. All attachments strictly tested to ensure that they are safely and durably attached

Flat and smooth premium cover seam stitching across garment

We’ve set our standards high. Not only is each garment produced by selected and approved manufacturing partners, each product is also passed through a strict series of checks.

Crafted kangaroo pocket Shaped one-piece pocket in self fabric with flatstitch cover seams for maximum comfort and aesthetics

For example all Mantis World fabrics are Oeko-Tex® approved, giving the customer and wearer assurance against any potentially harmful substances being used during the manufacturing process. All our organic garments are GOTS® certified for both fabric and production – from raw materials through production and labelling. Hem and cuff rib panels

Womens Superstar Hoodie, M74, see p53

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Deep 1x1 cotton rib with elastane for improved shape retention and durability

what is well made clothing ?

All our fabrics undergo a series of relevant quality tests including dimensional stability (assessing shrinkage), colourfastness and pilling.

To establish what customers are looking for, extensive market research takes place before we begin developing any new products. Each product in our range is trend-resistant and has a long lasting relevance in the marketplace. Our customers vary from small start-ups to huge brands; functionality is important to all of them regardless of size. We ensure that key decoration areas are always free from seaming or styling details to allow for print or embroidery. Without these finer details, there is no bigger picture.

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Labelling Know-How

Deutsch

Tear-off neck label (Zero Branding) ‘Zero Branding’ is the exciting new labelling system from Mantis World. Each new style since 2011 has a neutral tear-away neck label to make relabelling even easier and offer a completely blank neck space for customers to sew in their own label or apply a print. The double washcare label will also offer customers the opportunity to decide what information they want to keep as the top label will have different sections that can be cut away, or the whole top label can be cut out, leaving a completely ‘blank’ washcare and composition label with no mention of any other brand anywhere. For the first time the ‘Zero Branding’ system will allow customers to offer a garment that looks completely customized but with the high quality and peace of mind they have come to expect from Mantis World.

Zero branding: Mit „ZERO branding“ präsentiert Mantis World eine ganz neue Art der Etikettierung. Alle seit 2011 eingeführten Modelle besitzen ein neutrales, abreißbares Nackenlabel, welches das Umetikettieren noch einfacher macht und Kunden einen komplett leeren Nackenraum zum Einnähen von eigenen Labels oder zum Bedrucken bietet. Mit dem doppelten Pflegeetikett haben Kunden außerdem die Möglichkeit zu entscheiden, welche Informationen sie zeigen wollen, da das obere Etikett aus verschiedenen Bereichen besteht, die abgeschnitten werden können. Alternativ kann das ganze obere Label entfernt werden und es bleibt ein, leeres“ Etikett zurück, welches ausschließlich die Pflegeanleitung und Materialzusammensetzung enthält und keinen. Markennamen erwähnt. Dank, Zero Branding“ können Kunden erstmalig ein völlig personalisiertes Kleidungsstück anbieten – in der gewohnt hohen Qualität und mit dem gutem Gewissen, das sie beim Kauf von Mantis World-Produkten haben können.

Français

Zero branding : « ZERO branding » est le nouveau système d’étiquetage, très futé, de Mantis World. Chaque nouveau modèle depuis 2011 est muni d’une étiquette de col neutre, à détacher, qui facilitera un nouvel étiquetage du vêtement : cet emplacement une fois libéré, le client pourra y coudre sa propre étiquette ou y appliquer un transfert. La double étiquette d’entretien permettra aux clients de choisir les informations qu’ils souhaitent conserver, car les différentes sections de l’étiquette du haut pourront être découpées. Le client pourra également couper l’étiquette du haut toute entière, ce qui aura pour effet de laisser une étiquette d’entretien et de composition complètement vierge, sans aucune marque nulle part. Grâce au système « Zero branding », les clients disposeront d’un vêtement complètement personnalisé en apparence, mais bénéficiant toujours de la haute qualité qu’ils attendent de Mantis World, pour une parfaite tranquillité d’esprit.

FIBRE COMPOSITION

Unbranded neck label (No Logo) 'No Logo' refers to Mantis World garments that have a small unbranded size-only neck label. This gives customers the possibility of keeping the neck label in as it is, unbranded – perfect for a personalized garment. The washcare label in the side seam has a subtle Mantis World logo to guarantee its authenticity.

The double washcare label is found inside the t-shirt

Español

Zero Branding: “ZERO branding” es el novedoso sistema de etiquetado de Mantis World. Cada nuevo diseño desde 2011 dispone de una etiqueta neutra en el cuello que se puede arrancar para que el nuevo etiquetado de las prendas resulte más fácil y así ofrecer un espacio en el cuello completamente en blanco para que los clientes cosan su propia etiqueta o apliquen una impresión. La etiqueta doble de instrucciones de lavado también ofrecerá a los clientes la oportunidad de decidir qué información quieren mantener ya que la etiqueta principal contará con diferentes secciones que se pueden cortar. También se puede cortar la etiqueta principal completa y dejar una etiqueta con las instrucciones de lavado y la composición completamente en blanco, que no hace mención a la marca por ningún sitio. El sistema “Zero branding” permitirá a los clientes ofrecer por primera vez una prenda que parece totalmente personalizada pero con la gran calidad y la seguridad que esperan de Mantis World. 10

Italiano

Zero branding: “ZERO branding” è il nuovo e straordinario sistema di etichettatura di Mantis World. Tutti i nuovi capi dal 2011 hanno un’etichetta neutra staccabile sul collo per rendere la rietichettatura ancora più semplice e disporre di uno spazio completamente libero sul retro del collo per consentire ai clienti di cucirvi la propria etichetta o di applicarvi delle stampe. La doppia etichetta con le istruzioni di lavaggio offre inoltre ai clienti la possibilità di decidere il tipo di informazioni che desiderano mantenere poiché la parte superiore dispone di diverse sezioni che possono essere tagliate. L’intera etichetta superiore può, in alternativa, essere rimossa lasciando così soltanto quella con la composizione d ei tessuti e le istruzioni di lavaggio completamente “pulite”, senza riferimenti a nessun altro marchio. Per la prima volta il sistema “Zero branding” consentirà ai clienti di offrire un capo dall’aspetto completamente personalizzato ma con la qualità elevata e la sicurezza che si aspettano da Mantis World.

No Logo: prendas de Mantis World que llevan una pequeña etiqueta sin marca con la talla en el cuello. Esto ofrece a los clientes la posibilidad de mantener la etiqueta del cuello como está, sin marca, algo perfecto para personalizar una prenda. La etiqueta de instrucciones de lavado en la costura lateral tiene un discreto logotipo de “Mantis World” para garantizar la autenticidad de la prenda.

No Logo: Kennzeichnet Mantis World-Modelle, welche ein kleines, neutrales Nackenetikett besitzen, auf dem ausschließlich die Größe vermerkt ist. Das Nackenlabel kann somit beibehalten werden, da unser Markenname nicht darauf erscheint – perfekt für ein personalisiertes Kleidungsstück. Das Pflegeetikett an der Seitennaht ist mit einem dezenten, Mantis World“-Logo gekennzeichnet, um die Echtheit zu garantieren.

No Logo: i capi Mantis World dispongono soltanto di una piccola etichetta con la taglia cucita sul collo e priva di marchio. Ciò consente ai clienti di mantenere tale etichetta, che essendo priva di marchio può essere personalizzata. L’etichetta con le istruzioni di lavaggio attaccata alla cucitura laterale del capo è caratterizzata da un logo “Mantis World” quasi invisibile che ne garantisce l'autenticità.

No Logo : il s’agit de vêtements Mantis world dont la petite étiquette dans le col mentionne la taille sans afficher de marque. Les clients peuvent ainsi choisir de garder cette étiquette telle quelle, sans mention de marque, ce qui conviendra parfaitement à un vêtement personnalisé. L’étiquette des consignes d’entretien, dans une couture latérale, porte un logo « Mantis World » discret qui garantit l’authenticité du vêtement. 11


We appreciate everyone who contributes to making our clothing and we ensure they work in fair conditions for a fair wage.

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Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Coco Chanel

We shape the things we wear, thereafter they shape us Mens Superstar Hoodie, M73, see p52 14

what is well made clothing ?

Baby Stripy Rompasuit, BZ13S, see p84 15


You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal. William S. Burroughs

Womens Favourite Sweatshirt, M77, see p54-55 16

what is well made clothing ?

Kids Peach Finish Supersoft Baseball Longsleeve, HM16, see p68 17


Mantis 2012 Adult CollectioN

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M68

MENS SUPERSTAR TEE

Tear-off neck label Peach-finish Stitch detail

Extra-soft peached-cotton crew neck tee with fashionable stitch detailing at sleeve and hem; and tear-off neck label.

Washed White

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton [Heather Grey Melange 90% Cotton /10% Viscose] Peach finished jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL Superstar men's range includes hoodies p73, polos p42 and sweatshirts p50.

Black

Swiss Navy

College Green

Warm Red

Heather Grey Melange

M69 Tear-off neck label Retail quality Contemporary fit

WOMENS SUPERSTAR TEE Women’s peach-finish modern cotton crew neck tee with stylish stitch detailing at hem and sleeves and tear-off neck label.

Men's and Women's Superstar Tee, M68 and M69 (opposite)

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton [Heather Grey Melange 90% Cotton /10% Viscose] Peach finished jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL Superstar men's range includes hoodies p73, polos p42 and sweatshirts p50.

Washed White

Black

Swiss Navy

College Green

Punk Pink

Heather Grey Melange

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M102 Stretch Superfit Wide colour range Cap sleeves

White

Black

Vintage Red

Fuchsia

Turquoise

Sunflower Yellow

Womens Stretch Superfit Tee

Electric Blue

Women’s tee in stretch, superfit fabric with elastane for optimal comfort, fit, flexibility and shape retention, and with soft and comfortable binding at neck.

Red

95% Cotton /5% Elastane Stretch360° Jersey 175 gsm Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL Also available for girls; HM102

Lime

Apple Green

HM102, p61 Cool Grey

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M108

M107 Unbranded label

Unbranded neck label Smooth finish

Contemporary colours

Great colour range

Modern crew neck tee

Purple

Kelly Green

Purple

Kelly Green

Navy

Limoncello

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Deep Charcoal

White

Black

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WOMENS LIGHTERWEIGHT FAVOURITE TEE

MENS FAVOURITE TEE

Redefining the classic women’s modern cut crew in lighterweight and extra smooth pure cotton for superb comfort and fit.

Men’s modern crew neck tee in smooth and durable 100% cotton with stitch detail and taping to ensure it keeps its shape wash after wash.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Single Jersey 120gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Deep Charcoal

Red

White

Black

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M1

M103 Unbranded neck label

Cotton interlock

Relaxed fit

Great value

Everyday wear

Classic style

Dusty Blue

Fuchsia

Apple Green

Light Grey Melange

Powder Pink

Red

Navy

White

Black

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WOMENS CLASSIC SKINNY TEE

WOMENS FAVOURITE TEE

Women’s soft and stretchy classic crew with curved side seams, gently scooped hem and binding at neck for extra shape retention.

All-cotton, smooth and durable tee in modern, relaxed fit with narrow rib at neck. Perfect for everyday year-round wear.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Interlock 220gsm Sizes: S/M, M/L, XL

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey [Light Grey Melange, 96% Cotton /  4% Polyester]

150gsm Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL Also available in organic cotton M103TLC

Fuchsia

Red

White

Black

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M80

M81

100% GOTS® organic

100% GOTS® organic

Tear-off neck label

Tear-off neck label

Roll sleeves

Contemporary style

New

New

MENS ROLL SLEEVE TEE

WOMENS ROLL SLEEVE TEE

100% GOTS certified organic cotton men's tee with roll sleeve, narrow rib at neck and tear-off neck label.

Contemporary styling women's roll sleeve tee with tear-off neck label and made from 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton.

100% GOTS® Organic Cotton Single Jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

100% GOTS® Organic Cotton Single Jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

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White

Black

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White

Black

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M71 Tear-off neck label Longline style Smooth surface

HM71, p60

WOMENS LONG LENGTH TEE Punk Pink

White

Very modern, stylish and versatile longline tee in soft and smooth lighterweight cotton jersey, with narrow rib at neck and tear-off neck labelling. 100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine jersey 120gsm

Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available for girls; HM71

Black

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M103 TLC 100% GOTS® organic Unbranded neck label Relaxed fit

ORGANIC WOMENS LIGHTERWEIGHT FAVOURITE TEE

M104 TLC 100% GOTS® organic Unbranded neck label

100% GOTS® certified organic cotton tee in modern, longerlength relaxed fit with narrow rib neck and back neck taping for shape retention.

Classic fit

100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Single Jersey 120gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available in non-organic cotton; M103

M103, p27

Organic Natural

Organic Natural

Nautical Navy

ORGANIC FAVOURITE TEE

Bubble Gum Pink

100% GOTS® certified organic cotton tee in classic fit with reinforced back neck taping and narrow rib at neck.

Red

Camouflage Green

White

HM104TLC p62+108 Black

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100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available for kids; HM104TLC

Pale Blue

Nautical Navy

Red

Camouflage Green

White

Black

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M109S

M110S

Unbranded neck label

Unbranded neck label

Statement Tee

Cap sleeves Yarn-dyed stripe

Yarn-dyed stripe

Black / White

Black / Red

Classic Blue / White

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MENS STRIPY TEE

WOMENS STRIPY TEE

Statement, striped yarn-dyed crew tee with neck taping for extra durability wear after wear.

Women’s bold, striped tee with flattering and contemporary cap sleeves, and reinforced back neck taping for shape retention.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey 150gsm

Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available for kids; HM109S

HM109S, p63

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey 150gsm

Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available for kids; HM109S

Black / White

Black / Red

Classic Blue / White

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M106

M105 Unbranded neck label

Unbranded neck label

Deep V-neck

Deep V-neck

Slimmer fit

Rib at sleeves

Punk Pink

Dusty Blue

Dark Chocolate

White

Black

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WOMENS LIGHTERWEIGHT V-NECK TEE

MENS FAVOURITE DEEP V

Modern fit and longer length pure-cotton deep V-neck tee with ribbing at neck and sleeves for superior shape retention.

Men’s deep V-neck tee in smooth 100% cotton with a contemporary slimmer fit, and taping at neck and shoulder for improved shape retention.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Single Jersey 120gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Dark Chocolate

White

Black

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M64

M82

Unbranded neck label

100% GOTS速 organic

Fine rib

Tear-off neck label

Contemporary colours

Raw edge sleeves

New

Olive Green

Fushsia

Deep Charcoal

Nautical Navy

White

Black

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WOMENS RIB VEST

WOMENS RAW TANK TEE

Soft 100% cotton tank vest in stretchy fine rib with broad shoulders and binding at neck to ensure it keeps its shape.

Great fit, longer length and ultra-modern tank-style tee with raw edges at armholes. Made in soft and smooth 100% GOTS速 certified organic cotton.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton 1x1 Fine Rib 200gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

100% GOTS速 Organic Cotton Single jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L

White

Black

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M21

M72

Superfit style

Tear-off neck label

Curved side seams

Longline style

Great value

Camouflage Green*

Fuchsia

White

Black

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Flattering drape

STRETCH SUPERFIT TANK VEST

WOMENS LONG LENGTH VEST

Modern-fit stretch tank vest with elastane for superior fit, comfort and shape retention, with curved side seams and gently scooped hem.

Very modern, stylish and versatile longline vest in soft and smooth lighterweight cotton jersey with narrow rib at neck and armholes and tear-off neck labelling.

95% Cotton /5% Elastane Stretch360° Jersey 175gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL * Colour not available in size XL

HM72, p65

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine jersey 120gsm

Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available for girls; HM72

Punk Pink

White

Black

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M78

M79

Tear-off neck label

Tear-off neck label

Modern fit

Modern slim fit

Drop tail side vents

Rigid ribbed collar

New

Swiss Navy

Cobalt Blue

Heather Grey Melange

White

Black

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New

WOMENS SUPERSTAR POLO

MENS SUPERSTAR POLO Presenting the definitive (way to wear) modern polo shirt; heavierweight, garment-washed piqué. Longer and slimmer fit with drop tail, rigid ribbed collar and cuffs. Natural herringbone and self colour velvet taping at back neck and side vents. 100% Cotton, Piqué [Heather Grey Melange, 85% Cotton /15% Viscose] 280gsm

BZ78, p94-95

The Superstar garment-washed women’s polo; heavierweight all-cotton piqué with deep skinny placket with neutral 5-hole buttons, drop tail, velvet and herringbone detailing in wonderfully longer modern fit with tear-off neck labelling.

Swiss Navy

Punk Pink

Cobalt Blue

100% Cotton Piqué 280gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available for women, kids and babies

Also available for men, kids and babies White

HM78, p70-71 Black

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M57

M75

Modern cap sleeves

Tear-off neck label

Flattering deep V

Contrast twill detailing

Contrast trim

Black / Red

White / Black

Red / White

Black / Fuchsia

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Peach finish

WOMENS CONTRAST WRAP TEE

MENS PEACHED SUPERSOFT POLO

Flattering deep-V wrap front top with contrast edging in cotton elastane jersey for superb shape and fit, modern cap sleeves and side vents for comfort.

Men’s modern fit extra soft, peach finish 3-button polo with fashionable contrast twill detailing at placket, back neck and side vents along with tear-off neck labelling.

95% Cotton /5% Elastane Stretch360° Jersey 175gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

HM75, p69

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Peach finished jersey 150gsm

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL Also available for kids

Washed White

Swiss Navy

Warm Red

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M58

WOMENS STRETCH SUPERFIT PIQUE POLO

Superfit Piqué Polo

Women’s modern piqué polo in soft and stretchy cotton elastane for superior fit, comfort and shape retention, with narrow 5-button placket.

Contrast tape detail 3-button placket

M59 Superfit Pique Polo Contrast taping 5-button placket

95% Cotton /5% Elastane Stretch360° Piqué 205gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available in men's fit (opposite)

Fuchsia / Powder Pink

White / Navy

Black / White

Red / White

Navy / Dusty Blue

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MENS STRETCH SUPERFIT PIQUE POLO Modern, relaxed-fit piqué polo in stretch cotton with elastane for added comfort, fit and shape retention, with 3-button placket, side vents and piqué-rib collar. 95% Cotton / 5% Elastane Stretch360° Piqué 205gsm

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL Also available in women's fit (opposite)

White / Navy

Black / White

Red / White

Navy / Dusty Blue

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M13

M65 Unbranded neck label

Superfit polo Cap sleeves

Comfort fit

Slim placket

Classic long sleeve tee

Turquoise

Navy

Red

White

Black

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WOMENS STRETCH SUPERFIT POLO Modern cap-sleeved polo in smooth jersey with elastane for superior shape, fit, appearance and comfort, with slim placket and 5 matching buttons. 95% Cotton /5% Elastane Stretch360° Jersey 175gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

WOMENS FAVOURITE LONG SLEEVE TEE Women’s essential-classic long sleeved tee in soft and smooth 100% cotton jersey with taping at neck for extra shape retention. 100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Single Jersey 130gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Olive Green

Pale Blue

White

Black

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M76 Tear-off neck label Highly detailed Ribbed side panelling

New

MENS SUPERSTAR SWEATSHIRT

Swiss Navy

Heather Grey Melange

Definitely a (great) cut above the ordinary; supersoft peach-finish/ brushed inner sweat; ribbed side panelling, V-insert detailing, deep hem and cuffs, herringbone attention to detail taping, plenty of flatlock seaming and tear-off neck labelling. 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester Peach finished brush-back fleece 330gsm

Sizes: S, M, L, XL Superstar men's range includes hoodies p73, polos p42 and tees p21

Black

50

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M73

M74

Tear-off neck label

Tear-off neck label

Waffle-lined hood

Raglan sleeves

Chunky drawcords

Peach finish

Punk Pink

Warm Red

Warm Red

College Green

College Green

HM73, p74-75 Cobalt Blue

Heather Grey Melange

Swiss Navy

Black

52

MENS SUPERSTAR HOODIE

WOMENS SUPERSTAR HOODIE

Heavierweight cotton rich hoodie with peached supersoft outer, brushed inner, contrast drawcords, kangaroo pocket, deep, waffle-lined three-piece hood and tear-off neck labelling.

Supersmooth peach finish hoodie with brushed inner for extra softness, and with kangaroo pocket, deep, waffle-lined three-piece hood and tear-off neck labelling.

80% Cotton / 20% Polyester Peach Finish, brush-back Fleece 330gsm

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL Also available in kids’ sizes

80% Cotton / 20% Polyester Peach Finish, brush-back Fleece 330gsm

Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available in kids’ sizes

Cobalt Blue

Heather Grey Melange

Swiss Navy

Black

53


M77 Tear-off neck label Comfort fit Wide neck

New

WOMENS FAVOURITE SWEATSHIRT Heather Grey Melange

Looser, modern-fit women's sweatshirt in cotton-rich, loopedback French terry fabric featuring new wider neck line, deep cuffs and raglan seams.

Navy

White

80% Cotton, 20% Polyester French Terry 280gsm Sizes: S, M, L

Black

54

55


Humbugz 2012 collection

73

7+ 1 M H

 p722 2 HM

2 p61 0 1 HM

61

2 p 0 1 HM

 p68 6 1 HM 56

61

2 p 0 1 HM

57


HM15 Unbranded neck label Contrast neck tape Unisex style

Washed Black / Washed Orange

Washed Kelly Green / Washed White

Washed Orange / Washed Navy

Washed Navy / Washed Red

Washed Charcoal / Washed Black

Washed Red / Washed Navy

Washed White / Washed Red

KIDS SUPERSOFT TEE Kids’ garment-washed supersoft all-cotton tee with soft, narrow ribbed neck and contrast inner neck taping for additional style and durability. 100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey 150gsm Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12

Washed Pale Pink / Washed Fuchsia

58

59


HM71

HM102

Tear-off neck label

Unbranded neck label

Puff sleeves

Wide colour range

Longline style

Superfit tee

Bubble Gum Pink

Nautical Navy

Lavender

Red

Apple Green

Punk Pink

White

Black

60

GIRLS LONG LENGTH TEE

GIRLS STRETCH SUPERFIT TEE

Modern and fashionable longline tee in soft and smooth lighterweight cotton jersey, with gently puffed sleeves and tear-off neck labelling.

Girls’ stretch, superfit modern crew neck tee with elastane for flexibility, comfort and fit, and to ensure it keeps its shape for longer.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine Jersey 120gsm

Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 Also available in women's sizes M71, p30-31

M102, p22-23

95% Cotton /5% Elastane Stretch360° Jersey 175gsm

Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 Also available in women's sizes

Fuchsia

Turquoise

White

Black

61


HM104TLC

HM109S Unbranded neck label

100% GOTS® organic

Yarn-dyed stripe

Unbranded neck label

Unisex style

Unisex style

Bubble Gum Pink / Organic Natural

Red / Organic Natural

Nautical Navy / Organic Natural

Camouflage Green / Organic Natural

Organic Natural

White / Organic Natural

Black / Organic Natural

62

ORGANIC KIDS TEE

M104-TLC, p33+107

M109s, p34

Kids’ crew neck tee in 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton, featuring fine rib neck with taping for extra durability and shape retention. 100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey,120gsm

KIDS STRIPY TEE Bold yarn-dyed striped tee with reinforced back neck, in a super-smooth all-cotton jersey for both boys and girls.

Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 Also available for men and women M103-TLC, p32+106

M110s, p35

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey 150gsm

Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 Also available for men and women

Black / White

Black / White

Classic Blue / White

63


HM62

HM72 Tear-off neck label

Unbranded neck label

Longline style

Smooth jersey

Smooth surface

Racer-back vest

Fuchsia

Nautical Navy

Raspberry

Canary Yellow

White

Black

64

GIRLS RACER-BACK VEST

GIRLS LONG LENGTH VEST

Girls’ superfit racer-back vest in comfortable cotton-rich smooth jersey with elastane for shape retention throughout the day.

Modern longline tank vest in 100% pure cotton, with broad shoulders and soft binding at neck and armholes for shape retention along with tear-off neck labelling.

95% Cotton /5% Elastane Stretch360° Jersey 175gsm Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12

M72, p41

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine Jersey 120gsm

Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9,10-12 Also available in women's sizes

Punk Pink

White

Black

65


HM44

HM46

Layered tee

Unbranded neck label

Great value

Raglan sleeve

Cotton jersey

Unisex style

Nautical Navy

Slate Blue / Dusty Blue

Red / White

66

LAYERED SKATER-BOY TEE

KIDS LONGSLEEVE RAGLAN TEE

Modern-classic long sleeved layered tee in practical 100% cotton jersey, with contrast neck, sleeve and hem panel.

Kids’ all-cotton jersey long sleeved tee with raglan shaping for extra freedom of movement and taping at neck for additional shape retention.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey 200gsm

Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 Also available for babies BZ06, p91

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey 160gsm

Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12

Bubble Gum Pink

Red

White

Black

67


HM16

HM75 Tear-off neck label

Tear-off neck label

Contrast twill

Peach finish

Peach finish

Overlocked contrast hem

KIDS PEACH FINISH SUPERSOFT BASEBALL LONGSLEEVE Washed White / Swiss Navy

Washed White / Warm Red

Heather Grey Melange /Swiss Navy 

68

KIDS PEACHED SUPERSOFT POLO Kids’ extra soft and durable, peach finish 3-button polo with fashionable contrast twill detailing at placket, back neck and side vents along with tear-off neck labelling.

Kids’ long sleeved baseball tee in peach finish supersoft jersey with curved, overlocked contrast hem and taped neck for durability. Tear-off neck label. 100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton [Heather Grey Melange 90% Cotton /10% Viscose] Peach finished jersey, 150gsm

Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9,10-12

M75, p45

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Peach finished jersey 150gsm Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12

Washed White

Also available in men's sizes Swiss Navy

Warm Red

69


HM78 Tear-off neck label Stiff collar Double neck tape

New

BZ78, p94-95

M78, p42

M79, p43

KIDS SUPERSTAR POLO Punk Pink

Swiss Navy

Cobalt Blue

The new and definitive kids’ polo, garment-washed in robust, heavierweight cotton with stiff collar, fitted sleeves and fat placket with two neutral-coloured buttons, drop tail and both velvet and herringbone tape detail. Features tear-off neck label. 100% Cotton PiquÊ 280gsm

Sizes (years) 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 Also available for men, women and babies.

White

70

71


Kids Supersoft Zip-Through Hoodie, HM17 and Kids Sweatpants, HM22 see opposite

HM17

KIDS SUPERSOFT ZIP-THROUGH HOODIE

Unbranded neck label

Kids’ garment washed zip-through hoodie with deep kangaroo pockets in supersoft, cotton-rich fabric with brushed inner for extra softness.

Zip-through hoodie Brushed inner

Washed Grey Melange

80% Cotton / 20% Polyester Brush Back Fleece 250gsm Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7,8-9,10-12 Also available for babies

Washed Black

Washed Pink

Washed Sky Blue

Washed Navy

HM22 Wide rib waistband 3 pockets Brushed inner

KIDS SWEATPANTS Kids’ cotton rich, garment-washed sweatpants with soft, brushed inner, with side pockets, back patch pocket and wide rib waistband.

Washed Grey Melange

Black

Washed Pink

BZ17+BZ22, p96-97

80% Cotton / 20% Polyester Brush-back Fleece 250gsm Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 Also available for babies

Washed Sky Blue

Washed Navy

72

73


HM73 Tear-off neck label Waffle-lined hood Brushed inner

Swiss Navy

Warm Red

Cobalt Blue

Punk Pink

KIDS SUPERSTAR HOODIE

M73, p52

Kids’ super-smooth, peach-finish pullover hoodie with brushed inner for extra softness, kangaroo pocket, deep, waffle-lined three-piece hood and tear-off labelling. 80% Cotton / 20% Polyester Brush Back Peach-finish Fleece 330gsm

Sizes (years): 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 Also available for men and women M74, p53

Heather Grey Melange

74

75


babybugz 2012 COllection

-95

 p94 8 7 Z

B

4

3S p8 1 Z B

 p86

5 BZ0

 p88 2 0 BZ -95

 p94 8 7 Z

B 76

77


BZ10 Wide colour range Envelope neck Short sleeve

BABY BODYSUIT

ORGANIC BABY BODYSUIT

Short sleeve babysuit in soft and stretchy 100% cotton, with shoulder detailing and poppers for ease of dressing.

Short sleeve babysuit in soft and stretchy 100% GOTS® certified cotton, with shoulder detailing and poppers for ease of dressing.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18

BZ10 TLC 100% GOTS® organic New colours added Envelope neck

100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18

Bubble Gum Pink

Nautical Navy

New Kelly Green

Cobalt Blue

New Red

Dusty Blue

Powder Pink

78

Fuchsia

Camouflage Green

Organic Natural

White

White

Black

Black

79


BZ19

BZ10S

Unbranded neck label

Unbranded neck label

Contrast trim

Yarn-dyed stripe

Poppers at neck

Envelope neck opening

Red / Washed White

Navy / Washed White

Nautical Navy / Red

BABY RINGER BODYSUIT Classic babysuit in 100% cotton for comfort and softness, with contrast edging and popper opening at legs.

BZ10, p78

BABY STRIPY BODYSUIT

Antique Blue / Dusty Blue

Light Grey Melange /Nautical Navy

White / Red

Baby Pink / Bubble Gum Pink

80

Light Grey Melange / White

Striped ‘brand-free’ short sleeve babysuit in soft and stretchy 100% cotton, with shoulder detailing and poppers for ease.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton [Light Grey Melange composition 97.5% cotton /2.5% Polyester] Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm

Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18

BZ10TLC, p79+112

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton [Light Grey Melange composition 96% cotton /4% Polyester] Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm

Sizes (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 Also available in organic and nonorganic cotton

Powder Pink / White

Black / White

81


BZ21 Tear-off neck label Vibrant colours Soft rib edging

Fuchsia

Burnt Orange

Lime

BABY VEST BODYSUIT Babies’ vest style bodysuit in soft and stretchy cotton, with popper opening and gentle rib edging for shape retention along with tear-off labelling. 100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Single Jersey 150gsm Sizes (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12

White

82

83


BZ13S

BZ13

Tear-off neck label

Unbranded neck label

Yarn-dyed stripe

Envelope shoulder

Eye-catching style

Red /Washed  White

Navy / Washed White

84

Poppers at legs

BABY STRIPY ROMPASUIT

BABY ROMPASUIT

Long sleeved babysuit in bold yarn-dyed stripes with comfort neckline, soft rib at ankles, poppers at legs and tear-off neck labelling.

Long sleeved babysuit in soft and stretchy 100% cotton, with shoulder detailing and poppers at legs for ease of dressing.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm

Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 Complementary style: BZ13

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm

Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 Complementary style: BZ13S

Dusty Blue

Powder Pink

White

85


BZ05TLC 100% GOTS® organic Wrap-effect Popper opening

BABY SLEEPSUIT

ORGANIC BABY KIMONO BODYSUIT

Extra soft and stretchy cotton full length babysuit with poppers down front, soft rib at neck and enclosed feet.

Popper-opening wrap-effect bodysuit in soft and stretchy 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton with bound edges for shape retention and raglan sleeves for extra comfort.

BZ09 Full length Poppers down front Enclosed feet

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12

100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 Complementary styles: BZ05

White

Organic Natural

BZ09TLC

BZ05 Kimono style Popper fastening Bound edges

White

86

BABY KIMONO BODYSUIT

ORGANIC BABY SLEEPSUIT

Popper-opening, wrap-effect bodysuit in soft, comfortable and stretchy 100% cotton with bound edges for shape retention.

Extra soft and stretchy 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton full length babysuit with poppers down front, soft rib at neck and enclosed feet.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 Complementary styles: BZ05-TLC

100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 Complementary styles: BZ09

100% GOTS® organic Soft rib at neck New colours added

New Dusty Blue

New Powder Pink

New White

Organic Natural

87


BZ02 Wide colour range Shoulder poppers Soft crew neck tee

BABY TEE

ORGANIC BABY TEE

Babies’ pure cotton crew neck tee in soft, comfortable and stretchy fabric with poppers at shoulder.

Babies’ 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton crew neck tee in soft, comfortable and stretchy fabric with poppers at shoulder for ease of dressing.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton [Light Grey Melange, 96% Cotton / 4% Polyester] Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24

BZ02TLC 100% GOTS® organic Soft cotton tee New colours

100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18

* Colour not available in size 18 -24

Also available in organic cotton (see opposite) Sunflower Yellow *

Light Grey Melange

Nautical Navy

Camouflage Green

New Bubble Gum Pink

Fuchsia

New Orange

Cobalt Blue

New

88

Mint

Black

Red

Dusty Blue

Powder Pink

Powder Pink

Dusty Blue

Vintage Red

White

Organic Natural

Black

White

89


BZ20

BZ06

Unbranded neck label

Long sleeve

Envelope neck

Layered tee

Soft cotton tee

Popper fastening

Baby Pink

Nautical Navy

Fuchsia

White

Black

90

BABY ENVELOPE TEE

BABY LAYERED SKATER TEE

Babies’ all-cotton tee with comfort neckline and shoulder detailing.

Modern and comfortable 100% cotton layered tee with contrast panelling, and popper fastening at shoulder.

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm

Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 HM44, p66

Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 Kids' version also available

Slate Blue / Dusty Blue

Red / White

Powder Pink / White

91


BZ08TLC

BZ11

100% GOTS® organic

Unbranded neck label

Tear-off neck label

Popper fastening

Envelope neck

Long sleeve tee

Bubble Gum Pink

Red

Camouflage Green

Organic Natural

White

Black

92

ORGANIC BABY ENVELOPE LONGSLEEVE TEE

BABY LONG SLEEVE TEE

Babies’ all-cotton tee with comfort neckline and shoulder detailing.

Babies’ long sleeved tee in soft and stretchy 100% cotton with poppers at shoulder for ease of dressing.

100% GOTS® certified Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18

Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18

Dusty Blue

Powder Pink

White

Black

93


BZ78 Tear-off neck label 2-button placket Double taping

New

BABY SUPERSTAR POLO Babies’ garment-washed, piqué polo with heavyweight rib collar, ribbed cuffs, twill and velvet taping at back neck and side vents and with 2-button wide placket. Features tear-off neck label. 100% Cotton

Punk Pink

Piqué 280gsm Sizes (months) 6-12, 12-18

Swiss Navy

Also available for men, women and kids HM78, p70-71

M78, p42

M79, p43

White

94

95


Baby Supersoft Zip-Through Hoodie (BZ17) and Baby Sweatpants (BZ22) see opposite

BZ17

BABY SUPERSOFT ZIP-THROUGH HOODIE

Unbranded neck label

Baby garment-washed, supersoft zip-through hoodie with brushed inside for extra comfort and warmth.

Brushed inner Zipped hoodie

80% Cotton / 20% Polyester Brush Back Fleece 250gsm Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 Also available for kids

Washed Grey Melange

Washed Black

Washed Pink

Washed Sky Blue

Washed Navy

BZ22 Unbranded size label Back pocket Comfort waistband

BABY SWEATPANTS Babie’s cotton rich, garmentwashed sweatpants with soft, brushed inner, with back patch pocket and comfort rib waistband

Washed Grey Melange

Washed Black

Washed Pink

HM17+ HM22 p72-73

80% Cotton /20% Polyester Brush Back Fleece 250gsm Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 Also available for kids

Washed Sky Blue

Washed Navy

96

97


BZ16C BABY BIB WITH TIES Unbranded size label Soft feel

BZ12

Pure cotton baby bib with binding for shape retention and ties for ease of use.

Unbranded size label Double layer Easy fastening

Contrast details

Nautical Navy / Red

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 220gsm One Size

White / Dusty Blue

White / Powder Pink

White / Nautical Navy

White / Red

White

BZ16TLC 100% GOTS® organic Nautical Navy

Soft feel Tear-off size label

Bubble Gum Pink

ORGANIC BIB WITH TIES Pure 100% GOTS® certified cotton baby bib with binding for shape retention and ties for ease of use. Features tear-off labelling. 100% GOTS® certified Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock. 200gsm One Size Organic Natural

98

Red

BABY BIB One size double-layer baby bib with velcro fastening at back of neck for ease of use. 100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 220gsm One Size

Dusty Blue

Powder Pink

White

Black

99


BZ15 BABY ONE-KNOT HAT Unbranded size label Comfort band

BZ01TLC

Soft and comfortable one-knot baby hat in pure cotton, with double layer band for comfort.

100% GOTS® organic Twin knots

One-knot

Black

Soft and comfortable

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm One Size

ORGANIC BABY HAT Soft and stretchy baby hat in 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton with twin knots and deep, double layered comfort band.

Red

Dusty Blue

100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm One Size

Powder Pink

White

Organic Natural

White

Camouflage Green

BZ01

BZ15S

Twin-knot design Unbranded size label

Popular colour range

Yarn-dyed stripe

Comfort band

Double layer band

Powder Pink / White

Black / White

Antique Blue / Dusty Blue

BABY STRIPY ONE-KNOT HAT Soft, bold and comfortable striped one-knot baby hat in pure cotton, with double layer band for comfort

Light Grey Melange / White

Navy / Washed White

Red / Washed White

100

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton [Light Grey Melange composition: 96% Cotton /4% Polyester] Soft and Stretchy Interlock, 200gsm One Size

BABY HAT

Nautical Navy

Soft and stretchy baby hat in 100% pure cotton with twin knots and deep, double layered comfort band.

Red

100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Interlock 200gsm One Size

Dusty Blue

Powder Pink

White

Black

101


organic 2012

Welcome to the Mantis World Organic Collection 2012 Organic Cotton is considered one of the most sustainable fibres for textile production – using less irrigated water, no harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers, it is GMO-free and allows farmers to achieve a premium price. Mantis World first introduced their Organic Range in 2005 using certified, locally grown Organic Cotton from Tanzania. We are continuing our commitment to using Organic Cotton and are expanding our Organic Range, adding new colours and three new styles to the 2012 collection. Our manufacturing of 100% GOTS® certified organic garments – from raw materials through to production and labelling – has also been extended to include Bangladesh in addition to Tanzania, further spreading our commitment to Organic standards. Organic Cotton is better for everyone involved: the farmers, the environment and the final wearer.

COllection

+104

M8

8 0 p2

108

2+ C p6

4TL 0 1 HM

79 LC p

0T BZ1 102

+112

103


M80

WOMENS ROLL SLEEVE TEE

100% GOTS® organic

Contemporary styling women’s roll sleeve tee with tear-off neck labelling and made from 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton.

Roll sleeves Tear-off neck label

New

100% GOTS® Organic Cotton Single Jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available for men; see opposite

M81 100% GOTS® organic Tear-off neck label Contemporary style

New

White

Black

M82 100% GOTS® organic Tear-off neck label Raw edge sleeves

New

WOMENS RAW TANK TEE MENS ROLL SLEEVE TEE 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton men's tee with roll sleeve, narrow rib at neck and tear-off neck labelling. White

Black

104

100% GOTS Certified Cotton Single Jersey 150gsm ®

Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available for women; see opposite

Great fit, longer length and ultra modern tank-style tee with raw edges at armholes. Made in soft and smooth 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton. 100% GOTS® Organic Cotton Single jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L

White

Black

105


M103 TLC 100% GOTS® organic Unbranded neck label Relaxed fit

ORGANIC WOMENS LIGHTERWEIGHT FAVOURITE TEE

M104 TLC 100% GOTS® organic Unbranded neck label

100% GOTS® certified organic cotton tee in modern, longerlength relaxed fit with narrow rib neck and back neck taping for shape retention.

Classic fit

100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Single Jersey 120gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available in non-organic cotton; M103

M103, p27

Organic Natural

Organic Natural

Nautical Navy

ORGANIC FAVOURITE TEE

Bubble Gum Pink

100% GOTS® certified organic cotton tee in classic fit with reinforced back neck taping and narrow rib at neck.

Red

Camouflage Green

White

HM104TLC p62+108 Black

106

100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey 150gsm Sizes: S, M, L, XL Also available for kids; HM104TLC

Pale Blue

Nautical Navy

Red

Camouflage Green

White

Black

107


HM104TLC

ORGANIC BABY ENVELOPE LONG SLEEVE TEE

100% GOTS® organic Unbranded neck label Unisex style

Baby’s all-cotton tee with comfort neckline and shoulder detailing. 100% GOTS® certified Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18

BZ08TLC 100% GOTS® organic Tear-off neck label Envelope neck

Camouflage Green

Organic Natural

White

Black

BZ02TLC 100% GOTS® organic Soft cotton tee New colours

New Fuchsia

New Bubble Gum Pink

Cobalt Blue

ORGANIC BABY TEE

Red

Baby's 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton crew neck tee in soft, comfortable and stretchy fabric with poppers at shoulder for ease of dressing.

Nautical Navy

Camouflage Green

Organic Natural

White

Black

108

ORGANIC KIDS TEE Kids’ crew neck tee in 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton, featuring fine rib neck with taping for extra durability and shape retention. 100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Fine-Knit Single Jersey, 120gsm

Sizes (years): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12

New Black

Dusty Blue

Powder Pink

100% GOTS Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 ®

Vintage Red

Organic Natural

White

109


BZ05TLC

BZ09TLC

100% GOTS® organic

100% GOTS® organic

Wrap-effect

Soft rib at neck

Popper opening

New colours added

ORGANIC BABY KIMONO BODYSUIT

ORGANIC BABY SLEEPSUIT

Popper-opening wrap-effect bodysuit in soft and stretchy 100% GOTS certified organic cotton with bound edges for shape retention and raglan sleeves for extra comfort.

Extra soft and stretchy 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton full length babysuit with poppers down front, soft rib at neck and enclosed feet.

100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm

100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm

®

New Dusty Blue

New Powder Pink

New

Organic Natural

110

Sizes  (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12

Sizes  (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 White

Organic Natural

111


BZ10 TLC

BZ01TLC 100% GOTS® organic

100% GOTS® organic

Twin knots

Envelope neck

Soft and comfortable

New colours added

ORGANIC BABY HAT Soft and stretchy baby hat in 100% GOTS® certified organic cotton with twin knots and deep, double layered comfort band. 100% GOTS® Certified Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm One Size

Organic Natural

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ORGANIC BABY BIB WITH TIES

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ORGANIC BABY BODYSUIT Short sleeve babysuit in soft and stretchy 100% GOTS® certified cotton, with shoulder detailing and poppers for ease of dressing. 100% Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm Sizes (months): 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18

Pure 100% GOTS® certified baby bib with binding for shape retention and ties for ease of use. Features tear-off labelling. 100% GOTS® certified Ring-Spun Combed Cotton Soft and Stretchy Interlock 200gsm One Size Organic Natural

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What is Well Made Clothing? On the following pages we continue to explore 'What is Well Made?' We talk with leading figures in the clothing and design industry about their experiences and look at some things we think have passed the 'Well Made' test. We also have a look through the collection of a self-confessed t-shirt obsessive to find out what he looks for in a Well Made tee. 114

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art of the London College of Fashion, the Centre for Sustainable Fashion has been run by Dylis Williams since it was founded in 2007. A designer herself, Dylis is fully aware of the hurdles confronting people working within the industry. We sat down with Dylis to discuss some of the ways in which she feel those challenges are being met and the way in which the Centre for Sustainable Fashion is helping facilitate change within the fashion industry. What kind of people are involved with the department within the university? We attract a whole variety of students, essentially people really wanting to challenge the current fashion system: people interested in climate change and social issues, for example. There are also people who have been in the industry for some time – went into the industry full of optimism, seen the negative sides of it and now want to find something that will continue that optimism. People who look at the fashion industry and think there’s got to be a better way than this! Would you count yourself among these people? Yes, definitely. Working at Hamnett, I’d already become involved in projects and campaigns around ethical practice. One of the reasons I got more involved here was because I suddenly thought it isn’t just all about organic cotton – organic cotton isn’t the end of it. I started to think about the way that we

approach our work and the way we work together, collaboratively. This seemed like an amazing opportunity to develop some of those ideas on a practical level. Isn’t fashion at its core at odds with issues like sustainability and ethical practice? Not really. The basis of what fashion is about is absolutely in sync with sustainability and ethical practices or ecological issues because fashion is about constantly evolving and changing. The world is changing, our resources are changing and our understanding of what’s going on in the world has changed too. And so business has to change. We can’t just sit with the old business models and not adapt. The fast fashion consumption-production model has been amazingly successful and it still is – but in the longer term, everyone knows that it’s not a model that can last. There’s obviously a resistance to this – maybe a kind of denial even. Where does that come from? I think every one of us has an interest in seeing that change through, but the way economies are set out, unfortunately a lot of what we do is determined by short-term demands. So although people are aware of the fact that the system needs a complete review, a lot of people are just looking at simply making efficiencies within the system – trying to cut down on the amount of stuff we consume, the amount of stuff we waste – rather than looking at totally new approaches. In a way that’s where we get a little bit of a language barrier. 117


You say they need to make a change in their business behaviour, they say they are...? Yes. But we’ve already had conversations with huge, mass-producing companies who are thinking about what happens when they can’t produce stuff anymore. Ultimately there are very few people with their heads in the sand thinking we can just keep churning out more stuff.

In what way does that pan out? There are a lot of companies doing some amazing things in their technical departments. But it’s surprising to see that these companies – while doing a lot from a manufacturing point of view – are not actually doing much around the culture of design and design thinking. So your role can be helping these companies translate what they're learning into areas such as wearability and usability? Yes. When I trained as a designer I really did only think about getting it to the shop floor or the showroom and didn’t really think about it beyond that. You did a drawing, You picked the fabric. You looked at the piece on a fit model. You thought it would work as an item for people you envisaged would come into the store. But that was it. Now designers are increasingly thinking about that piece having a life and designing a product informed by what happens to it during that whole lifespan even beyond the end of its initial purpose as a garment. And that’s allowing for a whole new set of opportunities to emerge around design. The afterlife of a garment. Doesn’t that dent the aspirational, the romantic side of fashion design? 118

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I think it’s the complete opposite. If you design something, put your ideas, time and creativity into it, you don’t want it to just be discarded. It’s incredibly rewarding if you see someone wearing a piece you designed ten years before and it still looks great. If you think about how a piece is going to look after ten years, then maybe you’ll design it better, differently. I read an interview with a designer the other day who said, ‘I’d love to design things that will outlive me.’ That’s not the norm – yet. I guess deep down most designers want some kind of Coco Chanel-type status, but that needs to be built into the design – it doesn’t happen by accident. How does that figure with a commodity item like the cotton t-shirt? Of course, if you’re designing cotton t-shirts, then you’re going to have a different set of parameters from, say, a coat that only has to be washed twice a year. Considerations like its biodegradability – can you literally plant it, can it become fertilizer when you’ve finished it? – come into play here. I think we have to accept that there are going to be some things that have long lifespans and some that are going to be shorter, and the parameters which you use to define good, well-made product are different for each. When people think of ethical product they often imagine taupe or green or some kind of fluffy, earthy image – anything that seems at total odds with real forward-facing fashion. It’s an important point. We’ve done a lot of work making sure that all our communication is visually

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Is your focus on the big companies or are you also speaking with smaller ones? We have a dialogue with people across the board. If anything, we are more able to work with smaller businesses because our key activity as a university is working with students and graduates some of whom are keen to start up their own businesses. But big established businesses have more resources for research and development and for developing things themselves. Some of the big businesses are doing quite interesting things and often our role there is to agitate at the edge – highlighting opportunities and considerations that are often missed by them.

strong and that it doesn’t fit into that preconceived aesthetic around sustainability in fashion. I think that preconceived aesthetic has been somewhat detrimental over the years. It has a place, of course, because a lot of the pioneers in sustainability have come from social or environmental backgrounds. But you’ve also got to have an aesthetic that stands up on its own, one that is just drop-dead gorgeous and has an impact in its own right. Alex, one of our team, has been doing a project which features in i-D magazine every issue and it’s really important to us in that not only is it underscored by a beautiful aesthetic but also that it relates to lots of other beautiful aesthetics. It should reflect the various designers’ values and visions too. That’s important to us and I hope that those things have had an influence over how people perceive us and maybe see ideas around sustainably as a whole. But who knows, maybe you ought to speak to someone else and find out!

collaboratively, have someone who has a particular skill sit down with a designer and a buyer, for example, and build from there, you have the opportunity to create something that’s better made and more rewarding to all those involved. One of my research projects is called Shared Talent; it’s based on the idea of bringing everyone together on an equal footing.

On a much more basic level, does say the rise in the current price of cotton have any impact on what you do, on your dialogue with businesses and designers? It does because it’s another example of the production-consumption model that’s based on being able to sell huge amounts of stuff at a low cost. We know that resources are going to become less easy to find – whether it’s oil or whether it’s cotton and any number of other source materials – but people tend to think it’s a long way off. Suddenly you have a situation where the cotton price has gone up; people stop and think, ‘Oh, it’s happening now.’ Sure, they might tell themselves it’s just a bad harvest and things will be OK in a couple of years, but the reality is they can’t do their costings and get a t-shirt out at three pounds each and sell 5,000 of them. It’s a reality check which we argue should give you cause to look not simply at moving over to organic cotton, but to reviewing your whole strategy – question how your whole business model works.

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As a ‘developing area’, do you see any opportunities for a new business model when it comes to, say, African fashion? In terms of Africa, one of the things I’m concerned about as part of my work is the hierarchical nature of the industry where you have, for example, the buyer going out and giving instructions without any consideration for the locality or the culture within which they’re looking to operate. If you work

I guess one example of that is the Inoue Brothers going off and sitting with craftspeople in Khayelitsha. In Cape Town communities even of Hiroki Nakamura from Visvim working with Navajo Indians in supposedly developed areas like the US. Yes, and that really is ethics in practice because you’re not just giving someone good working conditions, you’re actually giving them a prominence in the work which is equal to the prominence of the person whose name’s on the label. I think that’s really interesting

and important and I think that’s where we have some of the problems at the other end. If people are so defined by this traditional hierarchy it’s harder to work collaboratively. It works best when that kind of exclusion doesn’t happen, where everybody in the process is recognized for his or her contribution. Fashion is inherently contradictory. The minute people start accepting the logic of sustainability, fashion designers will go the other way. They’ll celebrate glamour, indulgence and waste – just because we can. But I think they can’t. I understand exactly what you’re saying, but being extreme can’t be at the expense of being relevant. And if you’re not relevant as a designer what are you? Relevance is the bottom line. 119


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n the past people have tended to view t-shirts as commodity products – cheap to make, highly disposable. But we can no longer dispose of clothes without consideration for the consequences. As a result, a new sense of responsibility is emerging – and cotton is at the forefront of this change. At Mantis World, we asked ourselves what makes a product valuable – worth keeping, worth paying that bit extra for? For the answers, we looked at the types of t-shirts we like – ones we appreciate and ones we’re proud to have made ourselves.

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Durability A very early piece of American sportswear, made by Lowe & Campbell of Kansas, who manufactured sporting goods from the early 1920s until 1931, when they were acquired by Wilson. It still exists partly through chance but also by virtue of the quality of material and construction invested in it all those decades ago. The felt lettering, the ribbed trim around the neck, sleeves and sides are all familiar elements of t-shirts and sportswear today, and yet nothing can be found of the team or even the sport to which this actual shirt belonged. This shirt seems to have outlived its own history.

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Concept Worn By. A well-thought-out concept that takes a high-quality tee and turns it into a shared piece of music and cultural heritage. We began to work with Worn By from their very earliest days. It was an idea that appealed to us. Capturing some of the most iconic moments in rock’n’roll history, it celebrated the culture of tees – putting the tee at the centre of its

story. Not only did the tee have to have a certain cut, fit and handle, it also had to be made ethically. They were keen to have powerful, relevant statements on the tees and within them too. At Mantis World, that is music to our ears.

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Design Hawaii 76 (maker unknown). A design that invokes sun, sea and surf – a romantic, nostalgic view of life, recognized the world over. It's a simple but iconic design, classic and yet still contemporary, the sign of a timeless, well-made tee. Now over 35 years old, it’s aged in a way that adds to its value. The two-colour print has held beautifully, the ring neck has retained 122

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its shape. Like a great surfer, it all looks so effortless, but it’s not easy creating something this long-lasting.

Consideration Eden Project. Both ethics and quality of design combine to produce a desirable organic garment. Often there’s a preconception that ethical product cannot be well made in the same way that massproduced mainstream items are considered well made. We’ve long known this to be a fallacy. Working closely with our client allowed us to utilize our

expertise in the design, sourcing and manufacturing of premium organic product but also to learn about new ways of communicating ethical and social concerns to a wider audience. In short, the medium became the message.

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oung consumers have very core questions when it comes to product and brands – will it make me look good, convey the right image? Will it work? Lesson One: Don’t let a brand’s ethical value allow you to deliver a bad product solution because it’ll backfire on you. I think people are a little bit selfish when they’re younger – we become more ethically conscious when we mature. So you’ve got to think of relevant ethics; how is the product you produce going to make a person their age better off? That’s a tangible concept for them to get their head around rather than presenting them with abstract ideas about carbon footprints and emissions. You want to make everything relevant and interesting to them. Whatever you do, when you’re speaking to younger consumers, be real and be authentic. In all my time working in marketing I’ve learned to stand up for what you believe in and never deviate from that. The minute you try and be ‘down with the yoof’, they sniff it a mile away. So be very clear about your agenda up-front, know what you stand for, be courageous and ask yourself about the ‘So What? Factor’ – why should

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this really matter to them? A kid will say – I’m 18 years old, what has that got to do with me? If you can answer that question yourself with complete honesty then you’ll be able to decide whether the ethics of your brand are worth talking about and also what it is about those ethics that are worth talking about. My gut feeling is that the world is in a kind of flux, everything now is being questioned – from what government should be to how brands should behave and what contribution an individual should be giving to their society. One thing that’s becoming extremely clear is that the world is increasingly interdependent. Europe’s future is hugely dependent on how well Brazil, Africa, India and China develop over the next 10 to 20 years – these are Europe’s future consumers. So the health of the UK and Europe depends on these emerging markets. Once that becomes more prevalent as an idea, people in the West are going to care more and take more of an interest in the lives and wellbeing of people in those emerging markets. I think in that respect the world is going to get smaller and people are going to want to know how companies and governments are acting abroad a lot more. 125


Meet shirt collector Alex

Photography Holly Falconer, www.hollyfalconer.com

We met Alex on the Mantis World shoot. He was one of the assistants of Timur, our photographer. Each day he’d arrive with a tee that was even more enviable than the one he’d had the day before. We asked Alex what he, as a stylish young collector, thought constituted a Well Made tee.

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Yeah, it’s more a hobby than an obsession, I’d say. I’ve been collecting them for about nine months, but I don’t really go to shops to get them, though – too expensive. I tend to buy them on eBay, which can be a bit laborious – you basically have to do a really wide search and then just keep scrolling down for ages and then suddenly you’ll find something that’s really nice. I look for something that’s quite graphic, eye-catching. Usually it’s about something that I’m into at the time, like recently I really got into cycling and have started buying lots of cycling tops. They're really colourful with all the logos and sponsorships on them. They have to be extra large – although I’m a medium, it’s best to wear them oversized and tucked in, I find.

The price doesn’t really matter – especially if you get them on eBay – setting yourself a limit is pointless once you start bidding for something you want. Maybe the most I tend to pay for a t-shirt is around 15, maybe 20 pounds. Ideally I like to get them as cheap as possible – the best price is 99 p, when there’s no one else bidding for them; that’s when you know you’ve got a bargain. My tastes change. I recently ruined half my collection; about three months ago I got into wearing my t-shirts with the collars cut off; but I’m beginning to really like them with the collar again. I might start getting into plain tees. I bought a plain white extra-large t-shirt the other day; I’m really enjoying wearing that at the moment. On the other hand, I got a great t-shirt this morning – from the original TV series Beverly Hills 90210. It arrived from Mexico this morning. Thinking about it, if I'm getting t-shirts delivered from Mexico maybe this is a bit of an obsession after all. 127


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What is Well Made Clothing? (¿Qué significa “Prendas bien hechas”?) Para nosotros significa disponer del mejor diseño de materiales y detalles posibles en una preciada prenda que conservaremos durante años. Significa que la prenda siente a la perfección y tenga un tacto exquisito. Significa reconocer que cada prenda que fabricamos tiene un ciclo de vida, y que cada parte de ese viaje, desde el diseño hasta la fabricación, la entrega e incluso más allá, es una oportunidad para que cualquier persona implicada en ello obtenga algún beneficio. Para nosotros significa utilizar procesos de fabricación de prendas con base de algodón para crear un impacto positivo en las comunidades y en el medio ambiente en el que trabajamos. El cuidado de las cosechas, la gestión del agua y los salarios justos en Tanzania o Pakistán pueden encontrarse a un millón de kilómetros de una boutique de moda de Nueva York o de una inmensa fábrica de Londres, pero para nosotros, todo ello está firmemente interconectado. Junto con nuestra nueva colección hemos incluido ciertas características que consideramos que ayudan a ilustrar por qué encontramos tanto significado a estas tres sencillas palabras. En Mantis World, “Prendas bien hechas” es el único camino hacia delante si deseamos seguir creando productos de los que estemos orgullosos. Colección Orgánica de Mantis 2012 El algodón orgánico se considera una de las fibras más sostenibles para la producción textil, ya que emplea menos agua de riego, ningún tipo de pesticidas ni fertilizantes químicos perjudiciales, está libre de OGM y además consigue que los agricultores obtengan un precio excelente. Mantis World introdujo su gama orgánica por primera vez en 2005, utilizando algodón orgánico certificado y cosechado a escala local en Tanzania. Seguimos comprometidos con el uso de algodón orgánico y estamos ampliando nuestra gama orgánica con la adición de nuevos colores y 3 nuevos estilos para la colección de 2012. Nuestra fabricación de prendas certificadas como 100% orgánicas por la GOTS® (desde materias primas hasta el proceso de producción y etiquetado) también se ha ampliado hasta incluir Bangladesh, además de Tanzania, manteniendo en todo momento nuestro compromiso con los estándares orgánicos. Nuestro algodón orgánico beneficia a todas las partes implicadas: los agricultores, el medio ambiente y el usuario final.

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Etiquetado: Sin logotipo: prendas de Mantis World que llevan una pequeña etiqueta sin marca con la talla en el cuello. Esto ofrece a los clientes la posibilidad de mantener la etiqueta del cuello como está, sin marca, algo perfecto para personalizar una prenda. La etiqueta de instrucciones de lavado en la costura lateral tiene un discreto logotipo de “Mantis World” para garantizar la autenticidad de la prenda. Marca cero: “ZERO branding” es el novedoso sistema de etiquetado de Mantis World. Cada nuevo diseño para 2011 dispondrá de una etiqueta neutra en el cuello que se puede arrancar para que el nuevo etiquetado de las prendas resulte más fácil y así ofrecer un espacio en el cuello completamente en blanco para que los clientes cosan su propia etiqueta o apliquen una impresión. La etiqueta doble de instrucciones de lavado también ofrecerá a los clientes la oportunidad de decidir qué información quieren mantener ya que la etiqueta principal contará con diferentes secciones que se pueden cortar. También se puede cortar la etiqueta principal completa y dejar una etiqueta con las instrucciones de lavado y la composición completamente en blanco, que no hace mención a la marca por ningún sitio. El sistema “Zero branding” permitirá a los clientes ofrecer por primera vez una prenda que parece totalmente personalizada pero con la gran calidad y la seguridad que esperan de Mantis World. Código de conducta: No a la mano de obra infantil No a la mano de obra explotada No al castigo físico disciplinario No a la discriminación de cualquier índole Salarios justos, horario laboral razonable y horas extra pagadas de conformidad con la legislación local Libertad de asociación y derecho a negociar el convenio colectivo Permiso de maternidad remunerado Un entorno laboral limpio, saludable y seguro Servicio médico o botiquín de primeros auxilios en el centro de trabajo Política de responsabilidad social Política anti soborno Política anticorrupción La protección y conservación del entorno local incluye: respeto por los recursos escasos; gestión responsable de los desechos; política de reducción, reutilización y reciclado. Plantas de tratamiento de residuos para el procesamiento seguro de las aguas residuales.

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What is Well Made Clothing? (Cos’è un capo d’abbigliamento ben fatto?) Per noi si tratta di concentrare in un capo d’abbigliamento che sarà apprezzato per anni il miglior design, i migliori materiali e i dettagli più raffinati. Si tratta di ottenere la perfetta vestibilità. Si tratta di riconoscere che ogni capo d’abbigliamento ha un proprio ciclo di vita, in cui ogni fase (dal disegno alla produzione, alla consegna e oltre) rappresenta un’opportunità per tutti coloro che sono coinvolti. Per noi si tratta di utilizzare la produzione di capi di cotone per avere un impatto positivo sulle comunità e sull'ambiente in cui lavoriamo. La cura del raccolto, la gestione delle risorse idriche e i salari equi in Tanzania o in Pakistan potrebbero sembrare lontani milioni di chilometri da un’elegante boutique di New York o un grande stabilimento di Londra, ma per noi sono strettamente collegati tra di loro. Nella nostra nuovissima collezione abbiamo inserito alcune caratteristiche che, secondo noi, aiutano a spiegare perché queste due semplici parole ci stiano così a cuore. Per noi di Mantis World, un capo d’abbigliamento ben fatto rappresenta l’unica soluzione se vogliamo continuare a produrre articoli di cui essere orgogliosi. Collezione Mantis Organic 2012 Il cotone biologico è considerato una delle fibre più sostenibili nella produzione di articoli tessili; la sua coltivazione richiede meno acqua d'irrigazione, non utilizza pesticidi o fertilizzanti chimici nocivi né OGM e i coltivatori ne ricavano un prezzo equo. Nel 2005 Mantis World ha presentato per la prima volta la propria linea Organic, che utilizza cotone biologico certificato e coltivato localmente in Tanzania. Rimaniamo fedeli al nostro impegno di utilizzare cotone biologico espandendo la nostra linea Organic e aggiungendo nuovi colori e 3 nuovi stili alla collezione 2012. La nostra produzione di capi biologici con certificazione 100% GOTS® (dalle materie prime fino alla produzione e all’etichettatura) si è ora estesa fino al Bangladesh, oltre alla Tanzania, a dimostrazione del nostro continuo impegno a favore degli standard in materia di produzione biologica. Il cotone biologico è meglio per tutti coloro che sono coinvolti: i coltivatori, l’ambiente e chi lo indossa. Etichettatura: Privi di logo: i capi Mantis World dispongono soltanto di una piccola etichetta con la taglia cucita sul collo e priva di marchio. Ciò consente ai clienti di mantenere tale

etichetta, che essendo priva di marchio può essere personalizzata. L’etichetta con le istruzioni di lavaggio attaccata alla cucitura laterale del capo è caratterizzata da un logo “Mantis World” quasi invisibile che ne garantisce l'autenticità. Zero branding: “ZERO branding” è il nuovo e straordinario sistema di etichettatura di Mantis World. Tutti i nuovi capi del 2011 avranno un’etichetta neutra staccabile sul collo per rendere la rietichettatura ancora più semplice e disporre di uno spazio completamente libero sul retro del collo per consentire ai clienti di cucirvi la propria etichetta o di applicarvi delle stampe. La doppia etichetta con le istruzioni di lavaggio offre inoltre ai clienti la possibilità di decidere il tipo di informazioni che desiderano mantenere poiché la parte superiore dispone di diverse sezioni che possono essere tagliate. L’intera etichetta superiore può, in alternativa, essere rimossa lasciando così soltanto quella con la composizione dei tessuti e le istruzioni di lavaggio completamente “pulite”, senza riferimenti a nessun altro marchio. Per la prima volta il sistema “Zero branding” consentirà ai clienti di offrire un capo dall’aspetto completamente personalizzato ma con la qualità elevata e la sicurezza che si aspettano da Mantis World. Code di condotta: Mantis World condanna il lavoro minorile Mantis World condanna lo sfruttamento Mantis World condanna le misure disciplinari fisiche Mantis World condanna tutti i tipi di discriminazione Mantis World garantisce retribuzioni eque, orari di lavoro ragionevoli e retribuzione dello straordinario in base alle disposizioni delle normative locali Mantis World garantisce la libertà sindacale e i diritti di contrattazione collettiva Mantis World garantisce il congedo di maternità retribuito Mantis World garantisce un ambiente di lavoro pulito, sano e sicuro Mantis World dispone di assistenza medica in azienda o di un centro di pronto soccorso Mantis World segue una politica di responsabilità sociale Mantis World segue una politica anti-concussione Mantis World segue una politica anti-corruzione Protezione e salvaguardia dell’ambiente circostante che comprende: attenta valutazione della scarsità delle risorse, accurata politica di gestione dei rifiuti, politica volta alla riduzione, al riutilizzo e al riciclaggio dei materiali. Impianti per il trattamento degli effluenti per consentire un corretto smaltimento delle acque reflue.

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What is Well Made Clothing (Was ist gut gemacht Kleidung?) Für uns geht es dabei um die Verbindung der bestmöglichen Schnitte, Materialien und Details zu einem Kleidungsstück, an dem Sie viele Jahre Ihre Freude haben werden. Es soll sich toll anfühlen und muss perfekt passen. Wir sind der Meinung, dass jedes von uns hergestellte Stück Kleidung einen eigenen Lebenszyklus hat und dass jeder Lebensabschnitt dieses Produktes – von der Entwicklung über die Produktion bis hin zur Auslieferung und sogar noch darüber hinaus – allen Mitwirkenden die Möglichkeit bietet, davon zu profitieren. Es geht uns darum, die Prozesse der BaumwollTextilherstellung so zu nutzen, dass sie sich positiv auf die Gemeinschaften und die Umwelt, in der wir arbeiten, auswirken. Verantwortungsvoller Anbau, der sorgsame Umgang mit Wasser oder faire Löhne in Tansania und Pakistan scheinen Millionen von Meilen von einer coolen Boutique in New York oder einer großen Druckerei in London entfernt zu sein, aber für uns sind sie alle untrennbar miteinander verbunden. Neben unserer brandneuen Kollektion beinhaltet dieser Katalog eine Reihe von Berichten, die unserer Meinung nach verdeutlichen, warum diese zwei einfachen Worte „well made“ so wichtig für uns sind. Für uns alle bei Mantis World ist es der einzige Weg, weiterhin Produkte herzustellen, auf die wir stolz sein können. Die Mantis Bio-Kollektion 2012 Bio-Baumwolle gilt als eine der nachhaltigsten Fasern innerhalb der Textilherstellung – sie wird kaum künstlich bewässert, es werden keine schädlichen Pflanzenschutzmittel oder chemischen Dünger verwendet, sie ist nicht genmanipuliert und die Bauern erzielen damit einen höheren Erlös. Mantis World hat erstmalig im Jahr 2005 eine Kollektion aus BioBaumwolle eingeführt, unter Nutzung von zertifizierter, vor Ort in Tansania biologisch angebauter Baumwolle. Wir machen uns auch weiterhin für die Verwendung von Bio-Baumwolle stark und erweitern unsere BioKollektion im Jahr 2012 um neue Farben und 3 neue Modelle. Neben Tansania haben wir unsere Herstellung von GOTS®-zertifizierter Bio-Kleidung - vom Rohstoff bis hin zur Produktion und Etikettierung – jetzt auch auf Bangladesch ausgedehnt und verpflichten uns damit auch zukünftig zur Einhaltung von Bio-Richtlinien. Baumwolle aus biologischem Anbau ist besser für alle Beteiligten – für die Bauern, für die Umwelt und für denjenigen, der das Kleidungsstück am Ende trägt.

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Etikettierung: No Logo: Kennzeichnet Mantis World-Modelle, welche ein kleines, neutrales Nackenetikett besitzen, auf dem ausschließlich die Größe vermerkt ist. Das Nackenlabel kann somit beibehalten werden, da unser Markenname nicht darauf erscheint – perfekt für ein personalisiertes Kleidungsstück. Das Pflegeetikett an der Seitennaht ist mit einem dezenten „Mantis World“-Logo gekennzeichnet, um die Echtheit zu garantieren. Zero branding: Mit „ZERO branding“ präsentiert Mantis World eine ganz neue Art der Etikettierung. Alle 2011 eingeführten Modelle besitzen ein neutrales, abreißbares Nackenlabel, welches das Umetikettieren noch einfacher macht und Kunden einen komplett leeren Nackenraum zum Einnähen von eigenen Labels oder zum Bedrucken bietet. Mit dem doppelten Pflegeetikett haben Kunden außerdem die Möglichkeit zu entscheiden, welche Informationen sie zeigen wollen, da das obere Etikett aus verschiedenen Bereichen besteht, die abgeschnitten werden können. Alternativ kann das ganze obere Label entfernt werden und es bleibt ein „leeres“ Etikett zurück, welches ausschließlich die Pflegeanleitung und Materialzusammensetzung enthält und keinen Markennamen erwähnt. Dank „Zero Branding“ können Kunden erstmalig ein völlig personalisiertes Kleidungsstück anbieten – in der gewohnt hohen Qualität und mit dem gutem Gewissen, das sie beim Kauf von Mantis WorldProdukten haben können. Verhaltenskodex: • Keine Kinderarbeit • Keine Zwangsarbeit • Keine körperlichen Disziplinarmaßnahmen • Keine Diskriminierung • Faire Löhne, angemessene Arbeitszeiten und Bezahlung von Überstunden in Übereinstimmung mit der örtlichen Gesetzgebung • Koalitionsfreiheit und Recht auf Tarifverhandlungen • Bezahlter Mutterschutz • Ein sauberes, gesundes und sicheres Arbeitsumfeld • Kliniken oder Erste-Hilfe-Zentren vor Ort • Politik der sozialen Verantwortung • Anti-Bestechungspolitik • Anti-Korruptionspolitik Schutz und Erhalt der Umwelt vor Ort durch: Berücksichtigung knapper Ressourcen; schonende Entsorgung; Reduzierung, Wiederverwendung und Recycling. Anlagen für die sichere Aufbereitung von Abwasser.

Français

What is Well Made Clothing? (Qu’est-ce qu’un vêtement bien fait?) Pour nous c’est avoir la meilleure coupe possible, les meilleurs tissus et les détails d’un vêtement qui sera apprécié et porté pendant des années. C’est également la sensation d’un vêtement qui vous va comme un gant. C’est aussi reconnaître que chaque vêtement que nous produisons a un cycle de vie et qu’à chaque étape de ce cycle – du design à la livraison, et au delà – il existe des opportunités pour tous les acteurs de cette chaine de production. Pour nous, c’est l’utilisation de procédés de production de vêtements en coton qui ont un effet positif sur les communautés et l’environnement dans lesquels nous travaillons. Le respect des récoltes, la gestion de l’irrigation et des salaires équitables en Tanzanie et au Pakistan, sont peut êtres des préoccupations insignifiantes pour une boutique huppée de New York ou un grosse usine de production a Londres, mais pour nous elles sont primordiales. Notre nouvelle collection comporte plusieurs détails qui démontrent cette philosophie et l’importance que nous apportons à un vêtement bien fait. Pour Mantis World, un vêtement bien fait est la raison pour laquelle nous produisons des vêtements dont nous sommes fiers. Mantis Collection Organique 2012 Le coton organique est considéré come l’une des fibres les plus durables dans la production textile – il nécessite moins d’eau, aucun pesticide néfaste ou engrais chimique, il est sans OGM et les producteurs sont assurés d’un prix avantageux. Mantis World a lancé sa collection organique en 2005, utilisant uniquement du coton organique de Tanzanie certifié et produit localement. Nous maintenons notre engagement à utiliser du coton organique et nous élargissons notre gamme organique; nous avons rajouté des nouvelles couleurs et trois nouveaux styles à la collection 2012. Notre certification vêtements organiques 100% GOTS - des matières premières à l’étiquetage, en passant par la production – inclus maintenant le Bengladesh en plus de la Tanzanie, dans le cadre du maintient de notre engagement envers les normes de production raisonnée. Le coton organique est bénéfique pour tout le monde: les producteurs, l’environnement et le consommateur final.

Etiquetage: No Logo : il s’agit de vêtements Mantis world dont la petite étiquette dans le col mentionne la taille sans afficher de marque. Les clients peuvent ainsi choisir de garder cette étiquette telle quelle, sans mention de marque, ce qui conviendra parfaitement à un vêtement personnalisé. L’étiquette des consignes d’entretien, dans une couture latérale, porte un logo « Mantis World » discret qui garantit l’authenticité du vêtement. Zero branding : « ZERO branding » est le nouveau système d’étiquetage, très futé, de Mantis World. Chaque nouveau modèle 2011 sera muni d’une étiquette de col neutre, à détacher, qui facilitera un nouvel étiquetage du vêtement : cet emplacement une fois libéré, le client pourra y coudre sa propre étiquette ou y appliquer un transfert. La double étiquette d’entretien permettra aux clients de choisir les informations qu’ils souhaitent conserver, car les différentes sections de l’étiquette du haut pourront être découpées. Le client pourra également couper l’étiquette du haut toute entière, ce qui aura pour effet de laisser une étiquette d’entretien et de composition complètement vierge, sans aucune marque nulle part. Grâce au système « Zero branding », les clients disposeront d’un vêtement complètement personnalisé en apparence, mais bénéficiant toujours de la haute qualité qu’ils attendent de Mantis World, pour une parfaite tranquillité d’esprit. Code de conduite Aucune main d’œuvre infantile Aucun travail forcé Aucune mesure disciplinaire physique Aucune discrimination quelle qu’elle soit Rémunération juste, journée de travail raisonnable et heures supplémentaires payées conformément à la législation en vigueur au niveau local Liberté syndicale et droit aux négociations collectives Congé de maternité payé Environnement de travail sain, propre et sécurisé Centres médico-sociaux sur site, ou centres de premiers soins Politique de responsabilité sociale Politique anti-subornation Politique anti-corruption Protection et préservation de l’environnement local avec notamment : prise en compte de la rareté de certaines ressources ; gestion intelligente des déchets ; politique de réduction, de réutilisation et de recyclage. Usines de traitement des effluents pour des eaux usées plus sûres.

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M1, p26

M13, p48

M21, p40

M57, p44

M58, p46

M59, p47

HM46, p67

HM62, p64

HM71, p60

HM72, p65

HM73, p74-75

HM75, p69

M64, p38

M65, p49

M68, p20-21

M69, p20-21

M71, p30-31

M72, p41

HM78, p70-71

HM102, p61

HM104TLC, p62+108

HM109S, p63

BZ01, p101

BZ01TLC, p101+113

M73, p52

M74, p53

M75, p45

M76, p50-51

M77, p54-55

M78, p42

BZ02, p88

BZ02TLC, p89+109

BZ05, p86

BZ05TLC, p86+110

BZ06, p91

BZ08TLC, p92+109

M79, p43

M80, p28+104

M81, p29+105

M82, p39+105

M102, p22-23

M103, p27

BZ09, p87

BZ09TLC, p87+111

BZ10, p78

BZ10S, p81

BZ10TLC, p79+103

BZ11, p93

M103TLC, p32+106

M104TLC, p33+107

M105, p37

M106, p36

M107, p25

M108, p24

BZ12, p99

BZ13, p85

BZ13S, p84

BZ15, p100

BZ15S, p100

BZ16C, p98

M109S, p34

M110S, p35

HM15, p58-59

HM16, p68

HM17+ HM22, p73

HM44, p66

BZ16TLC, p98+113

BZ17/BZ22, p97

BZ19, p80

BZ20, p90

BZ21, p82-83

BZ78, p94-95

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Women’s fit sizes

lways sensitive to the specific needs and priorities of all the people involved: our distributors and business-to-business buyers at one end and our manufacturing partners at the other. Our goal is to provide clothing of the highest quality – internationally, efficiently and ethically.

After more than a decade at the forefront of the ethical cotton industry we’ve seen it grow from a small movement to what is now one of clothing’s biggest growth areas. We’ve seen the ethical clothing industry help change the way people think; not just about the lives of those people who make their clothes in remote parts of the world, but also about the quality and origin of the garments themselves. Whether choosing clothes to wear themselves or for their children, or indeed selecting garments to sell on to customers, more and more people are realizing that better product is better for everyone. We’re glad to have been part of that process, but there’s much more we can and want to do.

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M

L

XL

29/31in

32/34in

35/37in

38/40in

41/43in

74/79cm 81/86cm

88/94cm

UK size

8

Continental 36

At Mantis World we’ve done a lot of soul-searching over the past 12 months against a background of highly fluctuating cotton prices and global recession, and asked ourselves some hard questions. What is the right balance between fashion and longevity? Do we make compromises on our product or ethics to make our clothing cheaper? What do we mean when we say this is good product? The answer we always come back with: it’s a good product because it’s ‘Well Made’ – for everyone. We hope you enjoy the effort that has gone into making our clothing and thank you for making Mantis World your brand of choice.

96/101cm 104/109cm

10

12

14

16 –18

38

40

42

44

Women’s Dual Sized Tops (M1) S/M

M/L

XL

Chest

32/34in

36/38in

40/42in

81/86cm 91/96cm 101/106cm

Sizes are shown 'To Fit', based on the measurements of the person rather than the garment.

A

At Mantis World we believe in Well Made Clothing It’s about creating a better process for making a better garment; valuable for everyone while treading lightly on our planet’s resources.

XS

Chest

Men’s fit sizes

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Chest

36/38in

39/41in

42/44in

45/47in

49in

91/96cm 99/104cm 106/111cm 114/119cm

124cm

Children’s fit sizes Years

2-3

4-5

4-6

6-7

7-9

8-9

Chest

20/21in

22/23in

22/24in

24/26in

26/28in

27/28in

10-12

51/53cm 56/58cm

56/61cm

61/66cm

66/71cm

68/71cm

76/81cm

Waist

20/21in

22/23in

22/24in

24/25in

26/28in

26/28in

29/30in

50/53cm 55/59cm

56/61cm

61/64cm

66/71cm

66/71cm

74/76cm

Height

92/98cm 104/110cm 104/116cm 116/122cm 122/134cm 128/134cm 140/152cm

30/32in

Prama Bhardwaj, Founder, Mantis World.

Babies’ fit sizes Months

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS®) – a guarantee that the organic status of textiles is maintained from the harvesting of raw cotton to despatch of the finished garment, and that it is done through an environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing process.

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0-3

3-6

All Photography (Unless shown): Timur Celikdag, www.timur-celikdag.com

Height

53/60cm 60/66cm

Many thanks to our shoot crew, our models and our army of babies, kids & Mum's too numerous to name, without whom this brochure would not have been possible.

Hats

One Size 0-9 months

Bibs

One Size 0-18 months

Textile Exchange (the Exchange) – newly evolved from Organic Exchange to widen the remit to all sustainable textiles.

Control Union – independent, accredited audit organization that has certified our Organic Cotton supply chain against GOTS®. This covers the production, processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, export, import and distribution of all natural fibres.

Printed on sustainable and recycled stock in England by Quadracolor, a 100% Carbon Neutral printer – FSC, PEFC and ISO14001 accredited for sustainability and environmental management.

Made In Africa – exclusive to styles that are made entirely in Tanzania, East Africa, from cotton to finished garment.

6-12

12-18

18-24

66/76cm

76/86cm

86/93cm

Oeko-Tex® Association – tests garments and raw materials against the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 to ensure no harmful substances or dyes are used at any stage of the production process or left as a residue on any finished garment. All our fabrics hold this certification. Our babywear also holds the ‘Class 1’ certification covering the most stringent safety tests.

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) – a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of working conditions in the supply chain, with factories audited against the BSCI Base Code.

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We've been developing our product for over 10 years, working closely with our many manufacturers around the world as well as our distributors and major brands, striving to create the best product possible – what we define as Well Made product. This brochure, featuring our 2012 collection, contains the results.

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