Our mission is to craft casual wardrobe essentials in 100% cotton to keep our customers cool and comfortable all day long.
At Manta Wear, we’re natural fiber clothing enthusiasts, and we’re not big on trends. We prefer timeless wardrobe basics that are just as beautiful and durable as they are comfortable, year after year. We strive to be planet-friendly, and people-friendly.
Everything we produce is made from 100% cotton, a sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable fiber. Cotton is also naturally hypoallergenic and is an eczema-friendly fabric, making it an excellent alternative for allergy-sufferers and people with skin sensitivities.
Our clothing is manufactured according to Fair Trade standards in a small batch factory in the highlands of Guatemala, by a family of Mayan ancestry.
Manta Wear is a family-owned and operated clothing collection based in the United States. Our company, which is online only, was founded as a brick and mortar store in Ashland, Oregon in 1989. Our purpose-driven designs were originally created with yoga, tai chi and other health practitioners and enthusiasts in mind, based on the unique qualities of the 100% cotton Manta fabric they are made with.
On one of his many trips to Roatan, the original owner met a merchant aboard a single-engine island-hopper who showed him a small sample of this amazing fabric. Manta is created using an ancient Mayan weaving technique that, when washed, develops into a unique herringbone pattern that has some give to it. The subtly textured quality of the fabric also sits lightly on your skin, and allows your skin to breathe, so it feels soft and cool in any climate, and can be beautifully layered for warmth. This discovery led to seeking out the source of this wonder fabric, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Today, Manta Wear continues to be produced by the same family of Mayan ancestry, in a small batch factory located in the Highlands of Guatemala, and the company is owned by the Dockery family in Austin, Texas.
Our clothing has been embraced by free-thinking men and women who appreciate time-tested apparel that is versatile enough to move with them throughout their day. With endless possibilities for easy everyday dressing, Manta Wear will quickly become your favorite!
LOVE NOTES FROM OUR CUSTOMERS
“I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the superior customer service you provide. After wearing Manta Wear for 8 years now, there is nothing that feels as good!”
– Bradan B., Santa Fe, New Mexico
LOVE NOTES FROM OUR CUSTOMERS
“I just ordered more Manta Wear for my upcoming trip to Mexico. It is just perfect for traveling in warmer climates. The fabric is so comfortable and breathable. The styles are roomy enough for complete mobility and comfort in the air, on a train, boat or car.”
– Merrill W., Medford, Oregon
MADE WITH CARE
What Makes Our Products Special
We choose to only create products made with 100% cotton Manta. Our customers value the luscious feel of our feather-weight cotton garments, because the subtle textured fabric sits lightly on your skin, allowing your skin to breathe and stay cool year round. The special weave also allows for unrestricted movement, which makes it a favorite with yoga and tai chi enthusiasts, as well active people who demand both comfort and durability from their daily wear.
At Manta Wear, we honor traditional craftsmanship. You’ll notice special details like coconut shell buttons, intricate layered stitching in some of our necklines, and all our garments feature double-seams, because we want you to enjoy our clothing for years.
Deep Side-Seam Pockets
Who says beautiful clothing can’t also be practical? One of the things our customers notice and appreciate about Manta Wear is pockets. The deep side-seam pockets you’ll find on our pants and trousers are especially popular with travelers, who use them for storage when they need it and for style when they don't.
Soft, Lasting Wear
Did you know that high-quality cotton will get better with each wear and softer with every wash? Not only is your Manta Wear some of the lowest-maintenance apparel you can own, but it is also made to last. We use high-quality colorfast dyes, and yet, there is a certain amount of natural fading over time, ensuring that your clothes will continue to age beautifully and feel even more comfortable year after year!
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