Materials science brand Pangaia has debuted its first denim product made entirely from cotton textile waste.
The ‘Renu’ jacket was made in partnership with textile innovations company Evrnu and uses its NuCycl technologies. Created through Pangaia Lab, the discovery platform within Pangaia, the ‘Renu’ jacket has an oversized fit, intended to be styled over a hoodie. It retails for $400 and is now available on Pangaia.com.
“Evrnu represents the very best of innovation, in the space of recycled fibers. We have been on a long journey together as partners and we are delighted to be bringing out our first product together, demonstrating the extraordinary potential for superior quality from recycling technologies,“ said Dr. Amanda Parkes, Pangaia’s chief innovation officer.
Evrnu’s NuCycl is a fiber created from pre- and post-consumer textile waste, helping to divert textile waste away from landfill and incineration. The fiber is credited for being up to 4-times stronger than other cellulosic fibers, and can be recycled up to 5-times without loss in performance or quality.
“We are thrilled to partner with Pangaia which shares our drive to unlock the future of materials and technology for the fashion industry,” added Stacy Flynn, Evrnu CEO & co-founder.
“Our mission is to help brands create clothing out of recycled materials that are not only of the highest quality but can also continue to be recycled. We are delighted by the growing market demand for NuCycl.”
Founded by Russian entrepreneur Miroslava Vasilyevna Duma in 2018, and notably supported by investor Carmen Busquets, the co-founder of Net-a-Porter, Pangaia recently launched its first-ever collaboration with outdoor giant Timberland for a footwear collection designed with nature in mind.
In September, it also opened a green cube pop-up ‘store’ at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, adding to its hubs in London, Florence and New York.
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