mfpen strives to make as minimal impact with our working methods and production of garments as possible.
mfpen creates all products based on our Responsible Hierarchy:
0.1 Deadstock/surplus/upcycled fabrics
The majority of all mfpen products are made from deadstock fabrics.
High quality leftover fabrics from other companies over production. Sourced from European mills, mostly Italian and Portugese fabrics.
By using recovered deadstock fabric means that no new fabrics are being produced .
0.2 Recycled fibers
Textiles and yarns for our knitwear and jersey production made from recycled fibers. Mostly wool, wool cashmere, cotton and polyester.
0.3 Lenzing fibers
A biodegradable textile made from cellulose in a closed loop process. Mostly used as Tencel but also utilized in a blend with other fibers such as cotton.
0.4 Organic cotton
Organic cotton fibers used as a blend with lenzing or recycled fibers. GOTS certified.
We use organic cotton for all our jersey items (unless the fabric is deadstock 0.1).
Materials which have been used for other purposes upcycled and repurposed for new use. Mostly applied to our spaces and set designs.
We put minimal products on stock to avoid overproduction. Due to deadstock fabrics limitation, this also happens inevitably.
In all our communication material we strive to have minimal to zero waste. For our show productions or showrooms and spaces we make props only by upcycled or leftover materials.
Our warehouse uses 80% recycled materials on packaging.
Printed materials is always on FSC certified paper.