New York – Fashion brand Pangaia has launched a range of ‘plant-based activewear’, Activewear 3.0, containing a spandex material said to be 30% bio-based. As the name suggests, the range is the third iteration of the Activewear line from the American clothing firm, which calls itself a ‘materials science brand’.
The clothing line, which includes four styles in three colour schemes, is made entirely from 99.9% plant-based Evo polyamide, from Italian manufacturer Fulgar, and 30% plant-based Creora spandex. The spandex is produced by Korean manufacturer Hyosung.
Hyosung says its Creora stretch fibre is the first such material to have 30% bio-based content – sourced from industrial corn harvested in the US. The bio-based content of the Creora stretch fibre has been certified by the Swiss testing company SGS.
A third-party life cycle assessment suggests that Creora bio-based stretch fibre has a 23% lower carbon footprint in its manufacturing process than regular spandex.
Claire O’Neill, Hyosung’s European marketing manager, said: ‘As a textile solutions provider, we are proud that such a reputable brand has partnered with Hyosung to help realise its vision of developing an advanced collection of plant-based activewear its customers will feel good about purchasing and wearing.’