In collaboration with Evrnu’s NuCycl, a fibre made from pre- and post-consumer textile waste, materials science business Pangaia will reveal its newest discovery on February 16.
The huge “Renu” denim jacket was made by Pangaia Lab using Evrnu’s NuCycl. As it continues to leverage the value of materials already in circulation rather than using fossil fuels, animal products, or virgin fibres, it represents its first denim product manufactured wholly from cotton textile waste and the first completely made from NuCycl.
Evrnu embodies the very best in innovation in the field of recycled fibres, according to Dr. Amanda Parkes, chief innovation officer of Pangaia. We have travelled a long path together as partners, therefore it gives us great pleasure to launch our first product as a team and show off the incredible potential for improved quality offered by recycling technology.
Evrnu’s NuCycl lessens the industry’s reliance on cotton, MMCF, nylon, and polyester while helping to divert textile waste from landfill and incineration. It has created a fibre from pre- and post-consumer textile waste that is up to four times stronger than conventional cellulosic fibres, such as cotton and the majority of MMCF, and that can be recycled up to five times without losing performance or quality.
NuCycl is a substantially less resource-intensive substitute for cotton or polyester because it doesn’t need to be combined with any virgin fibre and allows for more recycling cycles than mechanically recovered cotton does.
“We are excited to join with Pangaia which shares our drive to unleash the future of materials and technology for the fashion industry,” said Stacy Flynn, chief executive and co-founder of Evrnu.
“Our goal is to work with manufacturers to produce apparel from recycled materials that is not only of the best quality, but also recyclable in the future. The increased market demand for NuCycl makes us happy.
On Pangaia.com starting on February 16, a limited-edition Pangaia “Renu” jacket will sell for $400 USD.