Pangaia launches plant-based activewear made with Hyosung's corn-derived creora elastane, Evo nylon from Italy's Fulgar; Activewear 3.0 line follows with brand's 'high tech naturalism,' is treated with PPRMINTTM finish so garments stay fresh for longer

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SEOUL, South Korea & NEW YORK , November 15, 2022 (press release) –

The brand’s Activewear 3.0 range uses a first of its kind creora® bio-based elastane

With the mission to find problem-solving materials that promote biodiversity, remove petro-chemicals, and support a climate positive future, Materials Science Brand PANGAIA has launched a new and improved range of plant-based activewear, Activewear 3.0. 

Activewear 3.0 follows in suit with the brand’s material philosophy of “high tech naturalism,” which involves utilizing the abundance of nature augmented by high tech processes and sustainable chemistries to expand the functionality of its textiles. 

The third iteration of PANGAIA’s activewear line, which includes four key styles in three colorways, is the brand’s most bio-based offering to date. It is made using 99.99% plant-based EVO® Nylon and 30 percent plant-based creora® elastane, the first of its kind.

Hyosung’s creora® elastane is the first to market with a 30 percent biobased content that is sourced from industrial corn, harvested in the US, and PANGAIA is the first brand globally to introduce this new stretch fiber in an activewear range.  The yarn is SGS certified guaranteeing that it is made with plant-based materials and produced in an eco-friendly environment. According to a recent third-party LCA, the manufacture of creora® bio-based elastane reduces its carbon footprint by 23 percent as compared to the production of regular elastane.

“PANGAIA is highly regarded for their innovative approach to new materials, and they are often referenced for leading the way in sustainable solutions,” said Claire O’Neill, Hyosung European Marketing Manager. “As a textile solutions provider, we are proud that such a reputable brand has partnered with Hyosung to help realize its vision of developing an advanced collection of plant-based activewear its customers will feel good about purchasing and wearing.” 

The evolution of PANGAIA’s activewear includes an updated look and feel with seamless shapes offering comfort and stretch – it is designed to feel like a second skin with gentle compression. Additionally, each garment is treated with the brand’s PPRMINTTM finish so garments stay fresh for longer. 

The latest range includes four styles – bra, cropped top, shorts, and leggings – in black, foliage green, and cerulean blue. PANGAIA’s latest activewear collection is available online at


PANGAIA is a materials science company on a mission to save our environment. We are a global collective of one heart and many hands — scientists, technologists, designers — creating essential products from innovative tech and bio-engineered materials.  CONTACT: 

About Hyosung

Hyosung is a comprehensive fiber manufacturer that produces world-class products, providing innovation and solutions to the textile industry. Hyosung’s creora® elastane is the world’s largest elastane brand, supplying the broadest range of stretch fibre offerings supported by exceptional technology and quality. Mipan® nylon and specialty polyester provide functional and sustainable fibre solutions that are essential to today’s dynamic textile market. Visit our blog at for all the latest trend, event and product updates. Hyosung can also be found on Instagram @hyosung_textiles  and on LinkedIn at Hyosung Performance Textiles.

Photo Courtesy of PANGAIA

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