BY: SAM PACE
If you’ve been on Instagram in the past year, you’ve probably seen someone in a Pangaia sweatsuit. Their vibrant colors have been seen on everyone from Kourtney Kardashian and Bella Hadid to Pharrell Williams and Jaden Smith (who teamed up with the brand on a collaborative drop). In other words, you’re more likely to see a celeb wearing Pangaia at some point than not.
Pangaia was founded by a team of scientists. It’s no wonder, then, that since their inception in 2018, they’ve used advanced materials and technologies to create products from lab grown, recycled, and natural materials. The brand is committed to a zero-waste circular system–a lofty goal–but that’s extremely important to shoppers committed to purchasing ethically.
While sweatsuits are nothing new, Pangaia’s collections most definitely are. Although the brand’s drops generally sell out upon release, Pangaia has upped their productions to keep products in stock for just slightly longer than the usual matter of minutes.
The brand has also expanded from their cult classic sweatsuits, and now produces a range of products in a variety of sustainable fabrics. From puffers and boots filled with their signature FLWRDWN material, to sneakers made of something called “grape leather,” and to a line of cashmere made of recycled fabrics, Pangaia is on a mission to save the world, and look effortlessly stylish while doing it.
Although the brand’s sweatsuit is still on absolute social media fire, their newer pieces are not to be missed. On the men’s side, their Pique collection consists of polo shirts that’re sure to be spring essentials, while for the ladies, the turtleneck and hoodie dresses rendered in “C-Fiber” (a blend of eucalyptus pulp and seaweed powder (yes, really)) are the perfect companions for transitional dressing as the snow melts and spring finally peeks through. Don’t get us wrong, the sweatsuits are quarantine essentials, but Pangaia’s new pieces prove that they can nevertheless also dress us for life beyond the Zoom era.
Pro tip: while the brand has become considerably easier to purchase, certain styles still remain elusive. If you’re looking to get your hands on their hottest pieces in their best colorways, we’d recommend following them on Insta, where their latest deets get posted on the reg.
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