Brand: PANGAIA x Takashi Murakami
Key Pieces: The sky blue hoodie in slide #1 is yet another perfect spring-time offering from PANGAIA and Murakami.
Release Date: Available now.
Buy: MoMA Design Store
Editor's Notes: Last year, eco-friendly label PANGAIA and Takashi Murakami teamed up on a fundraising capsule as part of PANGAIA's "Bee the Change" initiative with Milkywire, which dropped on World Bee Day. Now they're back at it again.
According to the UN, “Nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend, entirely, or at least in part, on animal pollination, along with more than 75% of the world’s food crops and 35% of global agricultural land. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity,” so it's as vital as ever to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees.
This year, Murakami is once again lending his signature flower graphics to hoodies ($220) and tees ($95) that will be made available this week via the MoMA Design Store. The hoodie arrives in a sky blue colorway with the Japanese artist's signature smiling flower design accompanied by a lone bee. The white tee features Murakami's flower bomb graphic, alongside the bee motif. PANGAIA offers its heavyweight recycled cotton for the hoodies and seaweed fiber fabric for the t-shirts, both of which arrive in gender-neutral sizing.
Last year's capsule sold out in minutes, so be sure to check it out before it sells out again.