Pangaia, Flwrdwn, MII Next-gen Materials, Next-gen Down, Alternative Down, Plant-derived Down.
Pangaia
Material Name: 

FLWRDWN™

Biomimicry: 

Down

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2018

HQ: 

United Kingdom

TRL: 

5

Founder(s): 

Jasmine Mullers, Rachna Bhasin, Nathalie Longuet

Website: 
About the Company

Pangaia is a private materials science company that brings textile innovations directly to the consumer. The company aims to solve environmental problems in the fashion industry through the development of sustainable materials, treatments, and dyes in partnerships with researchers in Europe, Japan, Korea, and the United States.

Material

FLWRDWN™ is the product of 10 years of research and development. Using Pangaia’s proprietary technology, this biopolymer is created from flowers and infused with a cellulose-based aerogel for increased durability. FLWRDWN is a fully biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and animal-free alternative to duck and goose down.

Technology

Pangaia’s patent covers the production method of flower, biopolymer, and aerogel to create FLWRDWN. The aerogel, made of 85% recycled paper, increases thermal insulation and water resistance.

Applications

Pangaia’s puffer jacket uses their FLWRDWN as filling (80% biopolymer, 20% vegetable fiber).The shell and lining are 100% recycled nylon and polyester, respectively.

Selected Brand Partnerships

None currently known.

Pagaia's long jacket made with FLWRDWN.

Pagaia's pink jacket made with FLWRDWN.

Pangaia long blue jacket made with Flwrdwn.

Images: Jackets made with Flwrdwn by Pangaia.

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