Sustainable clothing brand PANGAIA has returned once again with another thought-provoking collection of T-shirts. The brand's intention is to lead the population away from the current obsession with ‘throw-away’ fashion and raise awareness about the endangered species losing their homes and lives, due to the uneconomical textiles industry.
The environmentally-conscious brand has teamed up with eco-activist Nadya Hutagalung (a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador) and inspirational artist Raku Inoue who uses garden waste to create spectacular natural artworks by layering materials such as petals, sticks and leaves. The duo has designed an eco- friendly collection of fully recyclable, sustainable t-shirts in addition to the brands biodegradable base collection of tracksuits and shirts.
Both designers have close relationships with wildlife conservation and have dedicated much of their adult lives campaigning for animal rights and global warming awareness. Hutagalung used her experience caring for and advocating the protection for animals such as the Tapanuli Orangutan and Sumatran Elephant to inspire her designs, whilst environment enthusiast Raku quite literally uses his surroundings to create the works. The artist's natural creations are then digitalized and printed onto 100% sustainable, seaweed-based T-shirts; the brand boasts that the packaging the clothes are sent in is even bio-degradable!
The T-shirts retail at only $85 each and 100% of the proceeds from the ‘’Protect The Species’’ Capsule Collection to the Barumun Nagari Wildlife Sanctuary and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme in Indonesia.