On a mission ‘to find problem-solving materials that promote biodiversity, remove petro-chemicals and support a climate positive future’, materials science brand PANGAIA has launched a new and improved range of plant-based activewear.
Activewear 3.0 aligns with the brand’s material philosophy of ‘high tech naturalism’ which involves utilising the abundance of nature augmented by high tech processes and sustainable chemistries to expand the functionality of its textiles.
The third iteration of PANGAIA’s activewear line is the brand’s most bio-based offering to date. It is made using 99.99% plant-based EVO® Nylon and 30% plant-based creora® elastane, the first of its kind.
HYOSUNG’s creora elastane is the first to market with a 30% bio-based content sourced from industrial corn, harvested in the US and PANGAIA is the first brand globally to introduce this new stretch fibre in an activewear range.
The yarn is SGS-CERTIFIED, guaranteeing that it is made with plant-based materials and produced in an eco-friendly environment. According to a recent third-party life cycle assessment, the manufacture of creora® bio-based elastane reduces its carbon footprint by 23% compared to the production of regular elastane.
“PANGAIA is highly regarded for their innovative approach to new materials, and they are often referenced for leading the way in sustainable solutions,” said Claire O’Neill, Hyosung European Marketing Manager.
“As a textile solutions provider, we are proud that such a reputable brand has partnered with Hyosung to help realize its vision of developing an advanced collection of plant-based activewear its customers will feel good about purchasing and wearing.”
The evolution of PANGAIA’s activewear includes an updated look and feel with seamless shapes offering comfort and stretch – it is designed to feel like a second skin with gentle compression. Additionally, each garment is treated with the brand’s PPRMINTTM finish so garments stay fresh for longer.