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Next-gen plant-based activewear from Pangaia

Brand’s Activewear 3.0 range uses a first of its kind creora bio-based elastane.

15th November 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Seoul, South Korea & New York City

Sports/​Activewear

With the mission to find problem-solving materials that promote biodiversity, remove petrochemicals, and support a climate positive future, materials science brand Pangaia has launched a new and improved range of plant based activewear called Activewear 3.0.

Activewear 3.0 follows the brand’s material philosophy of ‘high tech naturalism’, which involves utilizing 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, which includes four key styles in three colourways, 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% biobased content that is sourced from industrial corn, harvested in the US, and Pangaia is the first brand globally to introduce the 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 LCA, 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, designed to feel like a second skin with gentle compression. Additionally, each garment is treated with the brand’s PPRMint finish so garments stay fresh for longer.

The latest range includes four styles – bra, cropped top, shorts, and leggings - in black, foliage green, and cerulean blue. Pangaia’s latest activewear collection is available online at Pangaia.com.

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