Biomaterials

Textile companies and designers are innovating a new suite of materials to replace leather, plastic and cotton. In the Biofabrication Age, advances in biotechnology mean renewable and environmentally friendly materials like mycelium are now viable to create all manner of consumer products.

Where we are

Textile companies and designers are innovating a new suite of materials to replace leather, plastic and cotton. In the Biofabrication Age, advances in biotechnology mean renewable and environmentally friendly materials like mycelium are now viable to create all manner of consumer products.

Where we’re going

Biomaterials reduce the need for petrochemicals and animal derivatives, and have the bonus of offering natural properties that are good for our skin, like the antibacterial and antioxidant rich pr

How to think about it

Bird flight inspired human flight; consider other ways we can emulate nature either with biotechnology or biomimicry.

Signals

Watch How Modern Meadow’s Biotech Lab Makes An Alternative To Leather

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December 25, 2019

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