Es Devlin and Pangaia launch clothing as a ‘reminder to take action’ on climate

British designer S Devlin has teamed up with sustainable clothing brand Pangaia to create a range of vibrant loungewear, minimally printed with poetic extracts related to nature.

The Pangaia x Es Devlin capsule collection consists of four apparel designs: 365 hoodies, 365 joggers, 365 t-shirts and 365 shorts.

Each gown is made in the fiery orange that often appears in Devlin’s work, which the designer describes as a “robust” color that serves as a sensory reminder to take action now “to help reverse the effects of climate change.”

A model wears orange Es Devlin for Pangaia
Es Devlin created four orange outfits for Panjaya

“Colour evokes a bold emotion that energizes and invigorates individuals – pushing them to act in relation to the environment,” Pangea explained.

Each piece was also printed with an excerpt from poetry that Devlin wrote for her installation Forest of Us, which saw the designer build a mirrored maze at the Superblue Miami show earlier this year.

The selected quote reads: “Forest of us, symbiotic symmetry, branching geometry that flows in and around us but do you see it, can you feel it, do you breathe it, you can find it—go and find it.”

Poem printed on orange shorts
Poems taken from designer combinations are printed on clothes

Drawing on the same theme as Devlin’s Forest of Us work, the four-piece capsule set takes into account the similarities between the inner workings of human bodies and the biosphere.

“Forest of Us takes as its starting point the striking visual symmetry between the structures within us that allow us to breathe and the structures around us that make breathing possible,” Devlin explained.

“The bronchial trees that exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide inside the lungs and the trees that exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen inside our environment,” the designer continued.

The quote on the clothing highlights more specifically humanity’s dependence on trees to breathe air, and the effects of deforestation.

Male model in orange t-shirt and jogging pants by Es Devlin
The collection is designed to highlight the need for climate action

All proceeds from the collection’s sales will be donated to Instituto Terra, a non-profit organization committed to environmental restoration and sustainable rural development in the Rio Doce Valley in Brazil.

Pangaia, known for its use of bioengineered materials, recently launched a cruelty-free puff with a thermal filler made from a blend of wildflowers, aerosols, and a biopolymer.

Unlike fossil-based alternatives like polyester and rayon that are typically chosen in other plant-based winter jackets, the Flower Down jacket is also biodegradable.

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