Sustainable lifestyle collective Pangaia is debuting a brand-new limited-edition capsule collection in partnership with the United Nations. The ethical and eco-friendly brand worked with the U.N. to create the collection, to support the fifth anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all members of the United Nations in 2015; they address global issues including climate change, poverty and inequality, in the hopes of creating a better world by 2030.
The collection is composed of recycled cotton hoodie sweatshirts ($150) and organic cotton t-shirts ($55), which will be available in off-white and grey marl colorways. Both the sweatshirt and the t-shirt feature the same graphics, with all 17 of the SDGs written out on the back in bright colors.
“The aim of this collaboration is to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the 75th anniversary of the United Nations this year. We want to raise awareness on the importance of the goals, to acknowledge the journey of the past 5 years and to remind people that there is still so much to do,” the Pangaia collective told Observer. “We operate from the understanding that we’re far from perfect, so this is a renewed push and commitment to creating a more responsible planet.”
“At Pangaia, we make choices that go beyond reducing our impact, to create regenerative value that protects and revives life on earth for future generations,” they added. “Our company-wide impact framework was created in line with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on: 10) Reduced Inequalities, 12) Responsible Consumption and Production, 13) Climate Action, 14) Life Below Water, and 15) Life on Land.”
Pangaia uses chemical-free organic cotton, without any toxic colors, fragrances or bleach, nor harmful pesticides and fertilizers. Their products are all created with recycled materials, and the brand uses environmentally-friendly dyes and a recycled-water system. Plus, for every product you buy from Pangaia, the brand plants one Mangrove tree, so you can really feel good about your purchase.