B Corp™ allows you to spot the brands that have an incredible ethos and are continually striving to do things better — for its team, the planet, and the people within it.
The Need for Change
As climate scientists around the world continue to sound the alarm, we’re reaching a point of no return; increasingly severe weather events coupled with rising sea levels will soon cause widespread problems the likes of which humanity, as a whole, has never before experienced. Fashion, particularly fast fashion, is one of the worst industries regarding greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, and pollution. We can no longer continue doing business as usual in the face of such challenges and must find new ways to operate.
Business as a Force for Good
In January 2021, the Mondetta Company, which includes MPG, Modern Ambition, Mondetta Originals, and Mondetta Clothing, achieved B Corp™ Certification. Organizations that meet rigorous assessments and evaluations are recognized as meeting the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
As a B Corp™, we carefully consider and scrutinize how our operations affect our workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. As if conducting business mindfully, we know our decisions have repercussions far beyond what we can see directly in front of us.
In short, B Corps™ are for-profit companies committed to using business as a force for good.
Making a Commitment
The process to become B Corp™ Certified required a great deal of hard work over two years, during which we took a magnifying glass to every aspect of our company. The accreditation process was intense, based on a points system measured across five key categories: governance, workers, customers, community, and the environment. From changing out light bulbs to energy-saving ones at our HQ to exhaustive compliance audits at our factories in Southeast Asia, we completely readapted how we conducted business.
Although we’re proud of our work to achieve the designation, the work doesn't stop there. To remain a certified B Corp™, we’ll undergo audits every three years to verify we’ve maintained our high standards of Corp™orate governance. we’re in this for the long haul and are proud to lead the way to inspire other organizations to follow in our footsteps. Together, we can form a union of companies joined by shared stewardship to protect the environment, behave ethically, and strive toward making a difference.
Mondetta, B Corporation™ & You
Making the change to become a more eco-friendly and sustainably-minded consumer can be challenging. Some brands may state they’ve achieved different certifications, while others may make all sorts of claims without providing any verification to back that up. Plus, some manufacturers pass on the extra costs to remain sustainable to you, the consumer, making those products too expensive for some budgets.
Here at Mondetta, we’ve drawn on our experience in supply chain management to maximize efficiencies, find new manufacturing technologies, and reduce our margins to ensure we provide our consumers with well-designed and meticulously produced at attainable price points. Sustainability for only those who can afford higher-priced items classified as eco-friendly cannot create a real impact on reducing fashion's ecological footprint. The changes we’ve made must take place across the industry as a whole and in a way that includes all consumers.
By shopping and aligning yourself with brands like ours, you participate in a global movement that believes business can be a force for good. Because we firmly believe responsible fashion is the future, we are focused on designing clothing mindfully and manufacturing sustainably and ethically to offer you products that you can wear safe in the knowledge you're doing your part to protect the environment.