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PANGAIA x We Are Hairy People

We’re teaming up with Bristol-based artist collective We Are Hairy People (WAHP) to raise awareness around the importance of mindful consumption, through our upcycling initiatives.

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Why Upcycling is Important

The industry problem? Unsold products going to waste and ending up in landfill. Our solution? Upcycling in a fun, unique way to extend the life of our products. That’s why we partnered with WAHP to bring you a custom-made capsule that gives old products a new life, featuring forest and ocean animals hand-painted on previous PANGAIA styles.

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About WAHP

We Are Hairy People is a hand-painted clothing brand that celebrates imperfections—they believe that we are all hairy and that unites us. They work to encourage everyone that you are perfect just as you are.

Their work is made-to-order, organic, ethically produced, plastic-free and peta-certified vegan. They are a social enterprise, using art therapy for mental wellness—all profits go to this cause. They also open up their studio in Bristol for workshops to support others, while exploring our heARTs through fashion, community and painting. This aligns with our values at PANGAIA around bringing people together to design a better future while honoring connection, inclusivity and unity.

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Kids Coloring Book

With each Kids PANGAIA x WAHP purchase, you’ll receive a special coloring book to learn about the endangered animals in the capsule and how we can help.

Click here to download our endangered animal coloring pages, created in collaboration with WAHP.

We asked WAHP Founder Sarah a few questions, to find out a bit more about her passion, work and the partnership.

Meet the Artists:  The WAHP team is made up of freelance, individual artists who work according to their own individual physical and mental needs, but who try to be there for each other at a communal art studio.

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‘Boss Friend’ Sarah

Sarah’s the boss—she owns the business, manages jobs, and generally steers the ship. Most of the designs in-store are designed and made by Sarah, who paints most of your orders, with the help of the hairy team who are training and growing continuously. Custom orders are also organised by Sarah who can select the strongest artist for each custom painting job, as she helps build their craft, skills and strengths.

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