YOUR AFTERCARE GUIDE

Choosing better quality clothing and knowing how to care for it is key to helping reduce our environmental impact. We love making your PANGAIA pieces and design them for you to enjoy and move in as much as possible. To help keep them looking their best, here’s all the aftercare tips you need to know.

YOUR
AFTERCARE
GUIDE

Choosing better quality clothing and knowing how to care for it is key to helping reduce our environmental impact. We love making your PANGAIA pieces and design them for you to enjoy and move in as much as possible. To help keep them looking their best, here’s all the aftercare tips you need to know.

OUR FABRICS

Lots of our products use a mixture of organic cotton and recycled cotton. As each time a material is recycled, it produces shorter fibers, it can start to pill and shed more than virgin fibers.

We are currently working with our factories to find a solution to achieve the best blend and minimize shedding and pilling for our garments.

We recommend gently combing the inside of the garment with a soft brush to help remove any excess fibers.

OUR FABRICS

Lots of our products use organic cotton and recycled cotton. As each time a material is recycled, it produces shorter fibers, it can start to pill and shed more than virgin fibers.

We are currently working with our factories to find a solution to achieve the best blend and minimize shedding and pilling for our garments.

We recommend gently combing the inside of the garment with a soft brush to help remove any excess fibers.

THE DYES WE USE

We work with the best available dyes and dyeing techniques to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible.

We’re constantly searching for new solutions and partnering with innovators to scale the next generation of dyes that are kinder to the planet. Watch this space, we have exciting innovations coming soon and we can’t wait to share them with you.

THE DYES WE USE

We work with the best available dyes and dyeing techniques to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible.

We’re constantly searching for new solutions and partnering with innovators to scale the next generation of dyes that are kinder to the planet. Watch this space, we have exciting innovations coming soon and we can’t wait to share them with you.

How to care for your clothes

WASH THEM LESS

Did you know the average energy usage of a washing machine is 1.2kW to 3kW per cycle (source), and the average water usage can be up to 20 gallons per cycle (source)?

Your machine wash also accelerates microfiber loss. These fibers are released into the wastewater stream, causing harm to the environment around you.

When it comes to washing, the less often, the better. As we are dedicated to reducing excess consumption of our planet’s resources, we don’t pre-wash our garments to help save water.

If your favorite hoodie is stained or dirty in one spot, we recommend using a damp cloth or a spot cleaner to target the area instead of throwing it in the washing machine. You can air your clothes outside for a few hours to see if it helps them smell fresher too, before committing to a wash.

Some of our PANGAIA garments are treated with antibacterial and anti-odor PPRMINT™ oil to keep them fresher for longer, so you don’t need to wash them as often too.

Average energy usage

1.2kW to 3kW

per cycle

Average water usage

up to 20 gallons

per cycle

How to care for your clothes

WASH THEM LESS

Did you know the average energy usage of a washing machine is 1.2kW to 3kW per cycle (source), and the average water usage can be up to 20 gallons per cycle (source)?

Your machine wash also accelerates microfiber loss. These fibers are released into the wastewater stream, causing harm to the environment around you.

When it comes to washing, the less often, the better. As we are dedicated to reducing excess consumption of our planet’s resources, we don’t pre-wash our garments to help save water.

If your favorite hoodie is stained or dirty in one spot, we recommend using a damp cloth or a spot cleaner to target the area instead of throwing it in the washing machine. You can air your clothes outside for a few hours to see if it helps them smell fresher too, before committing to a wash.

Some of our PANGAIA garments are treated with antibacterial and anti-odor PPRMINT™ oil to keep them fresher for longer, so you don’t need to wash them as often too.

Average energy usage

1.2kW to 3kW

per cycle

Average water usage

up to 20 gallons

per cycle

STICK TO 30

If you’ve decided it’s time for a wash, we recommend washing at no more than 30°C​​ (some items require a cold wash, so always check your care label before washing). Washing cooler and faster can reduce the microfiber release by up to 30% (source). This will not only help the planet but protect your garment.

Wait until you have a full load too to avoid overconsumption of energy and water.

STICK TO 30

If you’ve decided it’s time for a wash, we recommend washing at no more than 30°C​​ (some items require a cold wash, so always check your care label before washing). Washing cooler and faster can reduce the microfiber release by up to 30% (source). This will not only help the planet but protect your garment.

Wait until you have a full load too to avoid overconsumption of energy and water.

CHOOSE NATURAL DETERGENTS

Considering more than 80% of the world’s wastewater flows back into the environment without being treated or reused (according to the United Nations), the detergent you use can make a difference.

Non-eco detergents are generally made from petrochemicals and can pollute rivers and waterways when they enter the waste stream. They can also affect the soil we grow our food in and the water we drink.

Ecologically responsible detergents are made from plants, and a natural, safe alternative that’s free from harmful toxins. Look for terms such as ‘biobased’, ‘biodegradable’, ‘plant-based’ and ‘organic’ to stock up on these.

Color loss happens less with eco-friendly detergents as most don’t have an optical brightening component in them. This is a chemical found in most standard detergents that is known to lighten their color when washing.

More than

80%

of the world’s wastewater flows back into the environment without being treated or reused, the detergent you use can make a difference.

(according to the United Nations)

CHOOSE NATURAL DETERGENTS

Considering more than 80% of the world’s wastewater flows back into the environment without being treated or reused (according to the United Nations), the detergent you use can make a difference.

Non-eco detergents are generally made from petrochemicals and can pollute rivers and waterways when they enter the waste stream. They can also affect the soil we grow our food in and the water we drink.

Ecologically responsible detergents are made from plants, and a natural, safe alternative that’s free from harmful toxins. Look for terms such as ‘biobased’, ‘biodegradable’, ‘plant-based’ and ‘organic’ to stock up on these.

Color loss happens less with eco-friendly detergents as most don’t have an optical brightening component in them. This is a chemical found in most standard detergents that is known to lighten their color when washing.

More than

80%

of the world’s wastewater flows back into the environment without being treated or reused, the detergent you use can make a difference.

(according to the United Nations)

AIR DRY

Tumble dryers are not only one of the most energy consuming appliances in your home (source) but they can also damage your clothes by encouraging shrinkage and microfiber loss.

Traditional dry cleaning also involves harmful chemicals and often loads of plastic (source). If it is your preferred option, try finding an environmentally responsible dry cleaner in your areathe GreenEarth® mark assures they’re commitment to environmental responsibility.

Air drying is the most environmentally responsible way to dry your clothes. It’s better for the planet and better for your clothes. We recommend gently reshaping your items as they are drying to help maintain their original shape.

AIR DRY

Tumble dryers are not only one of the most energy consuming appliances in your home (source) but they can also damage your clothes by encouraging shrinkage and microfiber loss.

Traditional dry cleaning also involves harmful chemicals and often loads of plastic (source). If it is your preferred option, try finding an environmentally responsible dry cleaner in your areathe GreenEarth® mark assures they’re commitment to environmental responsibility.

Air drying is the most environmentally responsible way to dry your clothes. It’s better for the planet and better for your clothes. We recommend gently reshaping your items as they are drying to help maintain their original shape.

REPAIR OR REPURPOSE

After love and wear, sometimes our items need a bit of repair. Sewing, patching up or altering them helps to reduce textile waste and keep them out of landfill. We recommend checking out your local tailor or getting creative yourself. You don’t have to stop there either—adding embellishments, dyeing your garments with plants such as avocado skin, carrot peel or blueberries can also help to upcycle them into something new.

REPAIR OR REPURPOSE

After love and wear, sometimes our items need a bit of repair. Sewing, patching up or altering them helps to reduce textile waste and keep them out of landfill. We recommend checking out your local tailor or getting creative yourself. You don’t have to stop there either—adding embellishments, dyeing your garments with plants such as avocado skin, carrot peel or blueberries can also help to upcycle them into something new.

SHARE THE LOVE

If you find yourself no longer loving and wearing your garment as much as you used to, gift it to a friend, loved one or organization that can give it a new home and a second life.

SHARE THE LOVE

If you find yourself no longer loving and wearing your garment as much as you used to, gift it to a friend, loved one or organization that can give it a new home and a second life.

HOW TO
CARE FOR
OUR SPECIAL FABRICS

How to care for FLRWDWN™

Store using the special bag provided to protect the down material in between seasons.

How to care for Recycled Cashmere

We recommend washing infrequently, only as needed, to maintain the soft luxurious feel of the garment.

Avoid hanging your garment on a line or clothes horse to dry after washing, which can distort the fragile fibers and cause it to lose its shape. Instead, we recommend drying your items and storing them flat.

HOW TO CARE FOR OUR SPECIAL FABRICS

How to care for FLRWDWN™

Store using the special bag provided to protect the down material in between seasons.

How to care for Recycled Cashmere

We recommend washing infrequently, only as needed, to maintain the soft luxurious feel of the garment.

Avoid hanging your garment on a line or clothes horse to dry after washing, which can distort the fragile fibers and cause it to lose its shape. Instead, we recommend drying your items and storing them flat.

ALWAYS CHECK THE LABEL

For individual care instructions, please check your product label or the composition and care section on the product page before washing your item.

ALWAYS CHECK THE LABEL

For individual care instructions, please check your product label or the composition and care section on the product page before washing your item.

Watch this space

This is just the start. We’re working on more material innovations, impact initiatives and expanding our product range. Check back for our latest updates.

Last Updated : 11.12.2021