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4 responsible brands you should know in Mauritius

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When it comes to choosing a responsible brand, it is quite difficult to know which brands are doing a greenwashing or actually doing good. Moreover, brands can be sustainable for different reasons, which we usually are unfamiliar with. The 4 following brands are doing an amazing job to become the most sustainable possible as they act on different angles to help resolve the underlying problem. If you would like to have a deeper understanding of the different forms of being sustainable, we invite you to read the following article.

Enjoy the discoveries!

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ALICIASWIM is a luxury swimwear brand made in Mauritius and designed by Alicia Rountree. ALICIASWIM swimwear’s fabric is made in Italy using Econyl, a high-quality technical yarn created from regenerated nylon. Most of the sources for Econyl raw materials are fishing nets intercepted in coastal areas, which otherwise would end up in landfills or would endanger marine animals. A premier in Mauritius! Moreover, she donates a portion of the proceeds to the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society (MMCS), a local organization that works to protect and sustain the delicate ecosystem of Mauritius. And all the packaging accompanying the collection are made from recycled materials. One of the most sustainable brand you will find in Mauritius!

Why they are Sustainable

100 % Mauritian Brand – Produced locally

Using Econyl Fabric: regenerated nylon made out of fishing nets

A portion of the proceeds goes to the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society (MMCS)

Recycled Materials used for packaging

Ethical Manufacturing: a small factory located in Floréal employing only Mauritian women run by a trusted friend of Alicia Rountree

La Mauricienne Collection

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Helios is the number one “Made in Mauritius” brand of sunglasses with a collection combining sport and fashion styles. Designed for value comfort and optimal eye protection, the polarization of their sunglasses is what makes the difference. Moreover, Helios original sunglasses are produced with a revolutionary and very resistant plastic polymer called the “Grilamid TR90”. This material has a high bio content of castor oil (58% vegetable extracts). On top of that, they offer you the possibility to customize your sunglasses, by choosing your frame, its color and adding details such as your name.

With Helios, See Mauritius Differently!

Why they are Sustainable

100 % Mauritian Brand – produced locally

Plastic Sunglasses Frame made with 58% of vegetal extracts (Castor Bean Oil)

Wood Sunglasses Frame – for every 50 sunglasses sold, they plant a tree

Boxes, hang-tags and others accessories made out of recycled materials

Recycling policy (bring your old, damaged sunglasses to any of their shops)

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MANOA is producing limited edition board shorts. Oops, or should we say limited edition pieces of art. MANOA man is always thirsty for adventure: true love, impromptu trips, bittersweet friendships, fiery debates. He embodies life, wants it entire, a thrill each minute. Creating exclusive designs and collaborating with local artists, each short has an artistic and unique story.

Why they are Sustainable

100 % Mauritian Brand

Sublimation Printing Technique –  environmentally friendly and highly sustainable

For each purchase, 50Rs goes to the NGO Reef Conservation fighting for the conservation and restoration of the marine environment of Mauritius

Packaging made with upcycled damaged sail

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What if the cloth you wear become the means to express your opinion, your joys, and sadness, your identity? Net à l’Ouest is a unique 100% Mauritian brand empowering people to rethink their way of thinking. Their t-shirts, made out of 100% organic cotton, convey powerful creole messages to help to make the world a better place. Not using price nor label tags, they use recycled packaging. In limited edition only, get to discover the Mauritian culture one t-shirt at a time.

Why they are Sustainable

100 % Mauritian Brand – produced locally without intermediaries

100% Organic Cotton

Recycled Materials used for packaging

Limited and small collection

Small and respected team

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While we are working on extending this list, we would love to know which brand you prefer and why?

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