A down-fill material made using a combination of wildflowers, a biopolymer and aerogel is offered by Pangaia. This warm, breathable, animal-friendly insulation called Flwrdwn is the first of its kind and is used in outerwear jackets, vests and accessories of Pangaia, London/UK.
This plant-based, animal-free and resource efficient alternative is made with wildflowers grown without any pesticides or artificial irrigation.
So far, animal feathers and synthetic downs are used as insulation for the outdoor sector. Pangaia does not want to use animal feathers because the process is cruel, and the alternative synthetic fill (usually polyester) is made using non-biodegradable and finite petrochemical (fossil fuel) resources.