FLWRDWN™

Biobased Fibers

FLWRDWN™

Biobased Fibers

A down-fill material made using a combination of wildflowers, a biopolymer and aerogel. This warm, breathable and animal-friendly innovation is the first of its kind, used in our outerwear jackets, vests and accessories.

A down-fill material made using a combination of wildflowers, a biopolymer and aerogel. This warm, breathable and animal-friendly innovation is the first of its kind, used in our outerwear jackets, vests and accessories.

Welcome to the future of warmth.

The problem

Before FLWRDWN™, there were only two options for lightweight, thermal-insulating outerwear: animal feather and synthetic down. We didn’t want to use animal feathers because the process is cruel, and the alternative synthetic fill (usually polyester) is made using non-biodegradable and finite petrochemical (fossil fuel) resources—offering unsustainable options. So, we set out to create our own alternative.

The solution

FLWRDWN™ is our patented technology that offers a plant-based, animal-free and resource efficient alternative that’s breathable, warm and cozy.

The Problem

Before FLWRDWN™, there were only two options for lightweight, thermal-insulating outerwear: animal feather and synthetic down. We didn’t want to use animal feathers, because the process of obtaining goose and duck down is cruel, and the alternative synthetic fill (usually polyester) is made using non-biodegradable and finite petrochemical (crude oil) resources—offering unsustainable options. So, we set out to create our own alternative.

The Solution

This natural, plant-originated textile treatment uses peppermint oil as its main active ingredient and has an antibacterial effect. We use it as a finishing treatment on our fabric to keep your garment fresher for longer: your t-shirt needs to be washed less often, saving water, energy and time.

The wildflowers

We use directly support habitat conservation and are managed by a non-governmental organization (NGO).

They are also grown without any pesticides or artificial irrigation—preventing pollution and saving water.

Our biopolymer

Is made from maize (corn) and is fully compostable. The wildflowers have a down-like microstructure, so when we combine them with our biopolymer it brings out the thermal-warming properties.

Our patented biodegradable aerogel

Is the first of its kind, taking our scientists over 10 years to develop. It gives strength to our FLWRDWN™ products, increasing their performance and durability.

Welcome to the future of warmth.

The problem

Before FLWRDWN™, there were only two options for lightweight, thermal-insulating outerwear: animal feather and synthetic down. We didn’t want to use animal feathers because the process is cruel, and the alternative synthetic fill (usually polyester) is made using non-biodegradable and finite petrochemical (fossil fuel) resources—offering unsustainable options. So, we set out to create our own alternative.

The solution

FLWRDWN™ is our patented technology that offers a plant-based, animal-free and resource efficient alternative that’s breathable, warm and cozy.

The wildflowers

We use directly support habitat conservation and are managed by a non-governmental organization (NGO).

They are also grown without any pesticides or artificial irrigation—preventing pollution and saving water.

Our biopolymer

Is made from maize (corn) and is fully compostable. The wildflowers have a down-like microstructure, so when we combine them with our biopolymer it brings out the thermal-warming properties.

Our patented biodegradable aerogel

Is the first of its kind, taking our scientists over 10 years to develop. It gives strength to our FLWRDWN™ products, increasing their performance and durability.

How is it made?

How is it made?

The seeds of the plants are contained within pods anchored by silky, filament-like fibers.

Towards the end of the growing season, when the flowers are almost dry, the pods are harvested, removed and the seeds are re-sown to ensure the next generation of plant growth.

This helps to restore the habitat of key pollinators and preserves local biodiversity.

The leftover material from this process, which would usually be discarded, is used to create FLWRDWN™. By choosing FLWRDWN™, you’re helping to continue the cycle of environmental restoration and conservation.

The seeds of the plants are contained within pods anchored by silky, filament-like fibers.

Towards the end of the growing season, when the flowers are almost dry, the pods are harvested, removed and the seeds are re-sown to ensure the next generation of plant growth.

This helps to restore the habitat of key pollinators and preserves local biodiversity.

The leftover material from this process, which would usually be discarded, is used to create FLWRDWN™. By choosing FLWRDWN™, you’re helping to continue the cycle of environmental restoration and conservation.

The seeds of the plants are contained within pods anchored by silky, filament-like fibers.

Towards the end of the growing season, when the flowers are almost dry, the pods are harvested, removed and the seeds are re-sown to ensure the next generation of plant growth.

This helps to restore the habitat of key pollinators and preserves local biodiversity.

The leftover material from this process, which would usually be discarded, is used to create FLWRDWN™. By choosing FLWRDWN™, you’re helping to continue the cycle of environmental restoration and conservation.

The Lite way to enjoy it

FLWRDWN™ Lite is our lightweight version designed to wear all year round—whenever and wherever.

This plant-based, breathable alternative to traditional animal-derived down is the ultimate light, warm and versatile layer. Discover FLWRDWN™ Lite Vests and Jackets that you can wear alone in summer or layer under another jacket to keep cozy in the colder months.

The Lite way to enjoy it

FLWRDWN™ Lite is our lightweight version designed to wear all year round—whenever and wherever.

This plant-based, breathable alternative to traditional animal-derived down is the ultimate light, warm and versatile layer. Discover FLWRDWN™ Lite Vests and Jackets that you can wear alone in summer or layer under another jacket to keep cozy in the colder months.

The light way to enjoy it

FLWRDWN™ Lite is our lightweight version designed to wear all year round—whenever and wherever.

This plant-based, breathable alternative to traditional animal-derived down is the ultimate light, warm and versatile layer. Discover FLWRDWN™ Lite Vests and Jackets that you can wear alone in summer or layer under another jacket to keep cozy in the colder months.

If you are a company and would like to integrate our FLWDWN technology into your products, please contact us on flwrdwn@thepangaia.com.

If you are a company and would like to integrate our FLWDWN technology into your products, please contact us on flwrdwn@thepangaia.com.

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 : 12.17.2020