PANGAIA x Takashi Murakami, Powered by Milkywire
This World Bee Day, PANGAIA is launching ‘Bee the Change‘ fund in partnership with Milkywire.
This fund aims to protect and preserve vulnerable and endangered bee species across the world. The first collection to benefit the newly established fund will be the very special PANGAIA x Takashi Murakami collection, featuring prints with flowers and a unique bee character created specifically for the project. Flowers are pollinated by bees and are an iconic feature in Takashi Murakami’s work.
The PANGAIA x Takashi Murakami capsule collection consists of two T-shirts and two Hoodies with specially designed artworks. The T-shirts are available in Off-White with a flower and bee print or Saffron Yellow with a flower ball and bee print. They are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton which is chemical-free, and therefore a completely non-irritant fabric.
The hoodies are available in Cobalt Blue with a flower and bee print, or Orchid Purple with a flower ball and bee print. Where most other brands use around 10-30% recycled cotton, PANGAIA uses a much higher 45% in their hoodies, mixed with 55% organic cotton. This is one of the highest grades of recycled cotton currently available on the market. They also choose organic cotton where most companies still use recycled polyester – a critical pollutant due to microplastics.
- T-shirt & Hoodie
- Gender-free sizing
- Fits oversized. To achieve a closer fit, we recommend to size down
- Mid-weight, soft fabric
Technologies – Production Information
- GOTS Certified 100% Organic Cotton (T-shirt)
- 45% Recycled and 55% Organic Cotton mix (Hoodies)
- Environmentally-friendly dyes
- TIPA packaging
- Made in Portugal
- Organic cotton t-shirt – $95
- Recycled cotton hoodie – $220
The Bees – milkywire.com/beethechange
Human survival depends on bees. They contribute to the pollination of one third of the world’s global food supply. Without them, many of our crops could disappear, limiting food diversity and more importantly, overall supply.
Takashi Murakami – instagram.com/takashipom/
Drawing from traditional Japanese painting, sci-fi, anime, and the global art market, Takashi Murakami creates paintings, sculptures, and films populated by repeated motifs and mutating characters of his own creation. His wide-ranging work embodies an intersection of pop culture, history, and fine art. Murakami earned a BA, MFA, and PhD from Tokyo University of the Arts, where he studied nihonga (traditional Japanese painting). In 1996, he established the Hiropon Factory, a studio/workshop that in subsequent years grew into an art production and artist management company, now known as Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd. [Source: Gagosian]
Milkywire – milkywire.com
Milkywire is a new digital platform and app that allows users to easily find, fund, and follow screened “impacters” – some of the best grassroots NGOs from around the world working to fight extinction, save oceans, clean the planet, protect and restore forests and more. Milkywire provides a unique and engaging experience by allowing users to support local projects directly, and see proof of impact by following their progress through weekly video updates directly on the app. Join Bee The Change, powered by Milkywire, to support grassroots projects working to protect and preserve bees.
PANGAIA – thepangaia.com
PANGAIA is a direct-to-consumer materials science company on a mission to save the 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. We are starting a movement — Designing a better future.
All images courtesy of PANGAIA x Takashi Murakami.
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