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March 12, 2021

‘Science you can wear’: PANGAIA’s Sustainable C-FIBER

Made from a mixture of eucalyptus pulp and seaweed powder, this innovative fabric protects the environment by using regenerative natural materials.

PANGAIA is a wonderfully sustainable brand that we at Casper Magazine have written about before, and we’re excited to highlight their newest sustainable tech – C-FIBER. The material is water-saving, carbon neutral, and 100% biodegradable, elevating PANGAIA’s clothing into some of the most ethical on the market.

PANGAIA first made clothes out of seaweed with their 2019 Seaweed Fibre T-Shirts, which found great success and helped to inspire this new regenerative material. With its unique fusion of natural components, C-FIBER is an embodiment of the brand’s core values, with sustainability and ‘high-tech naturalism’ held as an integral part of the company. The seaweed powder is consciously harvested in Iceland every four years, giving the seaweed population enough time to fully regenerate between harvests. This ensures that the plant isn’t being overharvested, which could decimate not only the specific seaweed species but also the entire local ecosystem.

We like to say that we bring products for a reason, not a season… We try to have items that are ‘product solving’.
-  DR. AMANDA PARKES, PANGAIA’S CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER.

The other component in C-FIBER, eucalyptus pulp, is sourced from certified FSC forests – these are forests that the Forest Stewardship Council has deemed responsibly managed, which also provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. Certified forests must comply with a range of criteria, including conserving biodiversity, protecting the rights of Indigenous communities and forest workers, and protecting natural ecosystems and landscapes. The pulp is turned into a lyocell fabric in a closed-loop production system, which recycles water and up to 99% of all solvents. The process reduces waste and creates a biodegradable material, mitigating the landfill problem of the fashion industry.

C-FIBER is an incredible solution to fashion waste: its circularity is innovative, created from nature and disintegrating back into it once the material or garment is no longer needed. PANGAIA is proving itself as a forerunner in sustainable fashion, championing science and ingenuity as the path forward.

If you liked this article, you might like our feature about Petit Pli, a company making sustainable clothing that grows with your child.

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