Our Stance on Synthetics

Technical Fabrics

At PANGAIA we are on a mission to eliminate the fashion industry’s dependence on non-renewable resources, such as those used to produce synthetic fibers from fossil fuels.

Our Stance on Synthetics

Technical Fabrics

At PANGAIA we are on a mission to eliminate the fashion industry’s dependence on non-renewable resources, such as those used to produce synthetic fibers from fossil fuels.

We believe that using the materials and tools Mother Nature provides is the way to eliminate our over-reliance on non-renewable resources.

It is important to us that we consider the impact of our garments once they are in your hands.

Beyond their non-renewable origins, our concern with many of these materials is the associated microfiber or microplastic pollution and the fact that many of these materials do not biodegrade harmlessly. However, we acknowledge that some synthetic materials offer unique functional properties that are essential for the performance of certain garments. We are actively pursuing solutions that align with these sustainability concerns, whilst preserving the unique functions and purpose that synthetic materials offer.

We’re currently doing research on microplastic and microfiber pollution and the biodegradability of the materials that we choose for our collections. That's why we’ve joined The Microfibre Consortium, to help us navigate this tricky space. Once we understand more, we can design for end of use in the best possible way.

We believe that using the materials and tools Mother Nature provides is the way to eliminate our over-reliance on non-renewable resources.

It is important to us that we consider the impact of our garments once they are in your hands.

Beyond their non-renewable origins, our concern with many of these materials is the associated microfiber or microplastic pollution and the fact that many of these materials do not biodegrade harmlessly. However, we acknowledge that some synthetic materials offer unique functional properties that are essential for the performance of certain garments. We are actively pursuing solutions that align with these sustainability concerns, whilst preserving the unique functions and purpose that synthetic materials offer.

We’re currently doing research on microplastic and microfiber pollution and the biodegradability of the materials that we choose for our collections. That's why we’ve joined The Microfibre Consortium, to help us navigate this tricky space. Once we understand more, we can design for end of use in the best possible way.

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