Ocean Health

Ocean Health

Healthy oceans are crucial to the overall health of our planet. We're helping to protect our oceans with water stewardship and restoration projects designed to enable aquatic life to flourish.

PANGAIA x SeaTrees

Prior to the launch of our Tomorrow Tree Fund in October, for every PANGAIA piece sold we planted a mangrove tree with SeaTrees.


Between January and October 2020, we planted over 400,000 mangrove trees.

PANGAIA x SeaTrees

Healthy oceans are crucial to the overall health of our planet. We're helping to protect our oceans with water stewardship and restoration projects designed to enable aquatic life to flourish.

PANGAIA x SeaTrees

Prior to the launch of our Tomorrow Tree Fund in October, for every PANGAIA piece sold we planted a mangrove tree with SeaTrees.


Between January and October 2020, we planted over 400,000 mangrove trees.

The SeaTrees project is restoring and protecting 26 hectares of degraded mangrove forest in the West Papua region of Indonesia.

Here, local villagers are employed to plant a diverse mix of mangrove species, creating jobs, healthy ecosystems and habitats. The region’s current mangrove estuaries are 75% deforested, which is why restoration is so important.

The SeaTrees project is restoring and protecting 26 hectares of degraded mangrove forest in the West Papua region of Indonesia.

Here, local villagers are employed to plant a diverse mix of mangrove species, creating jobs, healthy ecosystems and habitats. The region’s current mangrove estuaries are 75% deforested, which is why restoration is so important.

Why mangove trees?

Mangroves create a crucial habitat for marine biodiversity, as birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals and plants find shelter in these forests.

Mangroves help to prevent coral bleaching, as the shade they provide stops the surrounding water from heating above the coral’s tolerance threshold.

Their stilt-like roots protect coastal land from erosion. This helps prevent damage caused by hurricanes and tsunamis.

We are still supporting SeaTrees through the Tomorrow Tree Fund and will continue planting mangroves together throughout 2021.

Why mangrove trees?

Mangroves create a crucial habitat for marine biodiversity, as birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals and plants find shelter in these forests.

Mangroves help to prevent coral bleaching, as the shade they provide stops the surrounding water from heating above the coral’s tolerance threshold.

Their stilt-like roots protect coastal land from erosion. This helps prevent damage caused by hurricanes and tsunamis.

We are still supporting SeaTrees through the Tomorrow Tree Fund and will continue planting mangroves together throughout 2021.

Why mangrove trees? 

Research shows that one mangrove tree can store between 300kg and 1 ton of CO2 over its lifetime.

Mangrove forests are 5-10 times more effective at absorbing carbon than a terrestrial forest.

They create a crucial habitat for marine biodiversity, as birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals and plants who find shelter in mangrove forests.

They prevent coral bleaching, as the shade they provide stops the surrounding water from extra heating.

Their stilt-like roots protect coastal land from erosion, this helps reduce the damage caused by hurricanes and tsunamis.

We are still supporting SeaTrees through the Tomorrow Tree Fund and intend to keep planting mangroves with them in 2021.

We're also supporting ocean health through: 

  • We are committed to limiting water pollution throughout our supply chain, and working on diversifying the types of dyes we use.  We partner closely with new innovators as well as our existing supply chain partners to improve the dyeing process, as well as promoting low-wash aftercare once a product reaches your hands.

    Dyes & The Dyeing Process

    PPRMINT™ Oil Treatment

    We’re investigating other ways that we can contribute to reducing water pollution and we’re also working on our chemical management program. When we have updates, we’ll keep you posted here.

  • We ship PANGAIA products in TIPA® packaging, a part bio-based plastic alternative that is fully compostable in 24 weeks, as opposed to the approximately 1000 years that conventional plastic takes to break down.

    We have replaced over 1.5 million conventional plastic polybags with TIPA compostable packaging in 2020. That adds up to 39.2 tonnes of conventional plastic saved!

    Treat it like an orange peel - it’s designed to be disposed of in your home compost or an industrial compost facility along with your food waste.

     

    Composting serves as a means of recycling TIPA organically, as the material cannot be industrially recycled. TIPA is currently made of 20% biomaterial derived from natural sugars and 80% fully compostable, non-renewable polymers. Despite their different origins, both components are able to be digested by polyester-degrading microorganisms in an aerobic environment (compost conditions).

    We would love to see the amount of biobased content in TIPA® packaging increase beyond 50%, by removing the inclusion of non-renewable raw materials, but we aren’t there quite yet.

    We believe TIPA® is the best packaging for us right now.

    The TIPA bags act to protect your individual garments and enable us to label and sort these garments at our warehouse effectively. To get the garments to you safely and securely, we pack these TIPA bags into a cardboard box outer - composed of 70% recycled materials and are totally FSC Certified. We’re working to increase the percentage of recycled materials in this packaging, so watch this space.

Preventing Water Pollution

We are committed to limiting water pollution throughout our supply chain, and working on diversifying the types of dyes we use. We partner closely with new innovators as well as our existing supply chain partners to improve the dyeing process, as well as promoting low-wash aftercare once a product reaches your hands.

Dyes & The Dyeing Process

PPRMINT™ Oil Treatment

We’re investigating other ways that we can contribute to reducing water pollution and we’re also working on our chemical management program. When we have updates, we’ll keep you posted here.

TIPA Packaging

We ship PANGAIA products in TIPA® packaging, a part bio-based plastic alternative that is fully compostable in 24 weeks, as opposed to the approximately 1000 years that conventional plastic takes to break down.

We have replaced over 1.5 million conventional plastic polybags with TIPA compostable packaging in 2020. That adds up to 39.2 tonnes of conventional plastic saved!

Treat it like an orange peel - it’s designed to be disposed of in your home compost or an industrial compost facility along with your food waste.

Composting serves as a means of recycling TIPA organically, as the material cannot be industrially recycled. TIPA is currently made of 20% biomaterial derived from natural sugars and 80% fully compostable, non-renewable polymers. Despite their different origins, both components are able to be digested by polyester-degrading microorganisms in an aerobic environment (compost conditions).

We would love to see the amount of biobased content in TIPA® packaging increase beyond 50%, by removing the inclusion of non-renewable raw materials, but we aren’t there quite yet.

We believe TIPA® is the best packaging for us right now.

The TIPA bags act to protect your individual garments and enable us to label and sort these garments at our warehouse effectively. To get the garments to you safely and securely, we pack these TIPA bags into a cardboard box outer - composed of 70% recycled materials and are totally FSC Certified. We’re working to increase the percentage of recycled materials in this packaging, so watch this space.

Watch this space

This is just the start. We’re working on expanding our water management systems, minimizing the amount of water we use and improving what we recirculate. We're taking responsibility for the chemical and plastic pollution we can account for in our processes. Check back for our latest updates.

Last Updated : 17.12.2020