Together we are one

Identical siblings, and the unique connection they share, represent PANGAIA’s belief that when everyone unites together as one, we can create a world where humans and nature can thrive.

As you may know, PANGAIA is an amalgam of the Greek word Pan—all, whole, all-inclusive, and Gaia—the ancient Greek name for the Earth.

We believe that we are one with Mother Earth because nature is at the heart of everything we do. We look to nature for our innovative technology, and we collaborate to create purposeful products. That’s why our latest shoot captures identical siblings within the PANGAIA family. In many ways, these siblings are one person—they are born at the same time, from the same mother, and who genetically have the same DNA as they are split from the same egg.

According to James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis, we as humans are parts of a greater whole. Our destiny is not dependent merely on what we do for ourselves, but also on what we do for Gaia as a whole.

In Lovelock’s book, Gaia, he writes, “In our belief that all that matters is the good of humankind we foolishly forget how much we depend upon all the other living things on Earth. 

“We need to love and respect the Earth with the same intensity that we give to our families and our tribe.” We carry this sentiment with us each day, and thanks to the support of our community, we are putting our dream into reality. That dream is for all our products, that we make for all the family, to become Earth-positive eventually, meaning they are better for the planet than if they did not exist. 

And while identical siblings are the same, they are also different. Each person is an individual while remaining part of their family. We believe that we can all champion individuality, but be united as one in protecting the planet. We are a family of one. Lovelock goes on to say, “Our contract with the Earth is fundamental, for we are part of it and cannot survive without a healthy planet as our home.”