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PPRMINT™

PPRMINT™: Our trademark technology that naturally leaves clothes fresher, for longer. Saving water, energy and time.

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Introducing PPRMINT™ by PANGAIA

Introducing PPRMINT™: Our trademark technology that covers each fabric fiber with natural peppermint oil, without leaving any scent behind. Keeping your t-shirts smelling fresher, for longer.

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The Problem

Did you know that the average household uses over 34,000 gallons of water a year? One of the reasons is laundry. Laundry is one of the biggest culprits of energy and water waste, causing 4x the harm to the environment than the rest of the garment manufacturing process.

Many clothing companies use harmful treatments involving silver and other heavy metals to control odor trapped in clothing. While these treatments may reduce the need for excessive washing, they leech heavy metals into our waterways that can be toxic for wildlife, humans and the planet. A research report* claims that antibacterial treatments using silver pose a threat to our seas and lakes.

* The Swedish Water & Wastewater Association

That’s why we wanted to be part of a natural solution and change the way the world washes its clothes, one t-shirt at a time.

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Our solution

Introducing PPRMINT™: Our natural, plant-based textile treatment that uses peppermint oil as the main ingredient to combat odor thanks to its naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

We use it as a finishing treatment on our fabric to keep your garment fresh for longer, meaning your products need to be washed less often.

This anti-stink treatment reduces the need for excessive washing. And when you do need to wash your products, no toxic substances are released into the water. Good for you, good for the planet.

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How is it extracted and what are the common uses?

The Mentha Piperita plant is grown worldwide, with the leading peppermint cultivation found in America’s Pacific Northwest. The peppermint essential oil is extracted by steaming and without the need for any solvents or other chemicals. Peppermint oil is mostly used in oral care (toothpaste, mouth rinse, chewing gum), food flavouring, and fragrance (soap, cosmetics).

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Why choose PPRMINT™?

1. Fresher for Longer
PPRMINT™ has an antibacterial effect, helping to prevent odor. We treat our material with the oil, so that your clothes stay fresher, longer.

2. Less Washes
The average household uses over 34,000 gallons of water a year. Clothing treated with PPRMINT™ requires less washing due to its antibacterial and prolonged freshness qualities. This saves water, energy and time—protecting your product, and the planet.

3. Longer Product Life
Due to its antibacterial properties, you can wear clothing treated with PPRMINT™ multiple times and space out washes. In turn, the product will last much longer as the quality is preserved. So you can get the most out of it, 365 days a year.

How does PPRMINT™ keep clothes fresher, for longer?
Peppermint oil is naturally antibacterial and woven directly into the fabric fibres to reduce odor buildup without needing constant washing.

How often do I need to wash my PPRMINT™ treated product?
Due to its antibacterial properties, you can wear clothing treated with peppermint oil multiple times and space out washes.

Is PPRMINT™ as effective as other odor-fighting technologies?
Many clothing companies use treatments involving silver and other heavy metals to control odor that enter waterways and can be toxic for us, wildlife and the planet. That’s why we opted for a natural, plant-derived peppermint oil treatment that has the same effect without harming the environment.

How long does PPRMINT™ last?
The antibacterial effect lasts as many as 25 washes, without any impact on material texture or color.