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Pangaia chooses Evo by Fulgar for activewear

Brand launches new generation activewear 3.0 made from bio-based materials.

23rd November 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Milan

Sports/​Activewear

Materials Science Brand Pangaia has chosen Evo bio-based yarn by Fulgar, the leading manufacturer of man-made fibres, for the launch of its new Activewear 3.0 collection,

The decision provides further confirmation of the green, innovative direction the brand is taking, reflecting its mission – to find innovative materials that promote biodiversity, eliminating petrochemical products and supporting a positive future for the climate.

“The activewear sector generally uses materials with entirely petrochemical origins, reflecting a need for significant benefits in moisture absorption and performance. However, the introduction of a greater number of bio-based materials means we’ve been able to replace fossil fuels with renewable resources. This is the choice we’ve made for Pangaia’s Activewear 3.0 collection. Our partnership with Fulgar and the use of Evo yarn has enabled us to create a new generation of sustainable, high-performance activewear,” says Amanda Parkes, Chief innovation officer of The Pangaia.

Evo by Fulgar yarn is made from castor oil, a renewable and sustainable resource. The castor oil plant, Fulgar says, grows spontaneously in arid regions, does not require large amounts of water areas and does not take up land that where food crops can be grown. The biomass from which Evo by Fulgar is formed by castor oil seed and the monomers used in the polymerisation process are partially or totally derived from castor oil.

© Fulgar | Pangaia

In all, Fulgar explains, the yarn offers the characteristics of the finest quality nylon and is suitable for all textile applications, from sportswear to hosiery, as it is high-performance, very light, stretchy and breathable. It dries quickly, is non-iron and boasts natural thermal and bacteriostatic properties.

The extensive series of distinctive values and benefits provide maximum comfort and unique performance while respecting the natural world. As a result, they are perfectly in line with Pangaia’s philosophy of ‘high-tech naturalism’ and are the perfect solution for the creation of the new Activewear 3.0 capsule.

Made from 99.99% Evo nylon and 30% creora elastane, both of vegetable origin, the capsule is the brand’s most bio-based proposal so far. The evolution of Pangaia activewear is said to be an experience in revolutionary wearability, with seamless garments offering extensive benefits in terms of comfort and stretch, and in movement. With second skin properties, the garments create a sensation of light compression and enable wearers to keep cool and fresh for longer thanks to the patented PPRMINT treatment with natural peppermint oil.

“We’re very happy to be working once again side-by-side with Pangaia in its progress towards increasingly green collections, made possible by the properties of our ecological yarns. It’s a significant recognition of our long-standing commitment to eco-sustainable research and development towards an ethical, circular and increasingly sustainable activewear supply chain,” says Alan Garosi, Head of Marketing at Fulgar.

Pangaia’s Activewear 3.0 collection with Evo by Fulgar – available online at www.pangaia.com – comprises four key models in three colour versions: bra (€55), crop-top (€80 euro), shorts (€65 euro) and leggings (€100 euro) in black, leaf green and cerulean blue. 

www.fulgar.com

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