The Sustainable Materials Startup
We are developing the technology to turn agricultural waste into biodegradable textile fabric. The fabric is also designed in partnership with nature to break down and re-enrich the soil at the end of its life. Our big hairy ambitious goal is to replace 15% of polyester over the next decade.
The fashion industry is one of the most taxing on both people and the planet
Since the discovery of plastic-based synthetics, materials have been widening the gap between fashion and sustainability but nature has always had a solution.
By turning agro-waste into bio-based synthetics, we have developed an innovative material that uses far fewer resources while upholding the same qualities as petroleum-based synthetics. The best part? The material sourced from smallholder farmers can naturally decompose at their end of life.
Why do we do this?
Because the textile industry is consuming over 300 million barrels of oil annually, contributing to 70% of all clothing production. Responsible for 35% of microplastics, 20% of industrial water pollution and approximately 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, these materials take up to 200 years to break down in landfills, exacerbating the climate crisis and microplastic pollution.