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A patent-pending bio-resin developed as an alternative for conventional petroleum-based resins. With a bio-sourced content of over 95%, the biopolyester resin is based on starch. What makes this resin different from other bio-based resins is the strength properties achieved in the final product.
Margaret van Bekkum
Highly-customizable, handmade felt designs that explore new material combinations to create high-end interior products, like pillows and wall carpets with unique colors and textures. The base felts are composed of Australian merino or alpaca wool, camel and dog hair combined with copper, gold, or silk as accent elements.
A bio-based polyethylene (bio-PE) compound combined with unique by-products derived from fruits. Waste grape seed, apple, cocoa, or olive stone are mixed within the polymer matrix as the filler material.
A patented leather coating technology that glows in the dark. The leather retains all of its original qualities, such as durability, breathability, and flexibility, but with the added effect of photoluminescence. The photoluminescent coating is comprised of a water-based pigment and water-based binders. It is applied during the finishing stages of the tanning of the hide through a proprietary process.
Rust and plant dyed textiles
Samantha Verrone Textiles
Natural fabrics that are dyed with iron oxide in combination with plants, creating colors, patterns, and textures of unique patterning and durability. All pure cellulose and protein-based fibers, such as linen, cotton, wool, and silk, can be dyed using this technique.
CLOTHING INNOVATIONS LLP
A patent-pending formula that creates insect-repellent clothes for newborns. The active ingredient used is a synthetic form of insect repellent found in certain natural flowers. The company has developed a nanotechnology-based encapsulating process to treat regular fabrics, converting them into an insect-repellent variant.
Nova Kaeru Indústria e Comércio De Couros Ltda.
A breathable, durable leather-like material made of leaves from the vertical Elephant Ear (Alocasia Macrorrizia) – a tropical plant found on the banks of rivers and forests in Brazil. This plant is selected because of its natural beauty, year-long availability, and large leaf area (2-5 sq. ft, 0.19-0.46 sq. m).
Made of Air
Made of Air GmbH
A carbon-negative building material made of 90% atmospheric CO2. The material is made from waste biomass that has absorbed CO2 during its lifetime, such as plants that naturally absorb CO2 by photosynthesis. Waste streams from surrounding cities are used, such as orchards that are regularly pruned, or agricultural waste after harvest.
Persimmon Scrap Textile
MC 1003202Cotton fabrics dyed with persimmon scrap to create a rough, leather-like texture and appearance. This upcycling process uses persimmon scrap/sludge to apply textures and colors onto the textile. Each textile has unique patterns and colors.
Weaving Water Hyacinth
Performax Co., Ltd
Woven floor and wall matting from wastewater hyacinth reeds. These durable, flexible woven sheets offer a low-impact alternative to synthetic fibers and help clear the waterways of Thailand to maintain commerce and a breadth of indigenous species.