Thursday, 24 November 2022

PANGAIA Launches New Generation Bio-Based Activewear

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Activewear can be functional and performing but also eco-friendly. PANGAIA's newest launch just arrive to prove the potential of bio-based fabric. It is Activewear 3.0.

The newest generation of activewear released by PANGAIA is launched towards a sustainable future with man-made bio yarn.


PANGAIA Joins Forces With Fulgar

For the launch of its new Activewear 3.0 collection, materials science brand PANGAIA has chosen EVO® bio-based yarn by Fulgar, the leading global group in the manufacture of man-made fibres in the traditional hosiery area of northern Italy.

This decision provides further confirmation of the green, innovative direction the brand is taking, reflecting its responsibility and core mission: finding innovative materials that promote biodiversity, eliminating petrochemical products and supporting a positive future for the climate.

This is a significant revolution in the sportswear sector. As Amanda Parkes, Chief innovation officer of The Pangaia, states: “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”.

About EVO® Yard By Fulgar

EVO® by Fulgar yarn is obtained from castor oil, a renewable and sustainable resource. The castor oil plant grows spontaneously in arid regions; hence, it does not require large amounts of water and it does not take up land 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, is partially or totally derived from castor oil.

This new yarn offers the characteristics of the finest quality nylon and it is suitable for all textile applications, from sportswear to hosiery, as it is high-performance, very light, stretch and breathable. It dries quickly, it does not require ironing and it also boasts natural thermal and bacteriostatic properties.

This extensive series of distinctive features and benefits provides maximum comfort and unique performance while respecting the environment. As a result, EVO® is perfectly in line with PANGAIA’s philosophy of “high-tech naturalism” and the perfect solution for the production of the new Activewear 3.0 capsule.

About Activewear 3.0 By PANGAIA

Made of 99.99% EVO® nylon and 30% creora® elastane, both of vegetable origin, this capsule is the brand’s most bio-based proposal so far. The evolution of PANGAIA activewear is an experience in revolutionary wearability, with seamless garments offering extensive benefits in terms of comfort and stretch, in movement as well. 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.

PANGAIA’s Activewear 3.0 collection with EVO® by Fulgar is available online at www.pangaia.com and it comprises four key models in three colours: bra (€55), crop-top (€80), shorts (€65) and leggings (€100) in black, leaf green and cerulean blue.

“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.

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