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Biophilica
Material Name: 

Treekind™

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2019

HQ: 

United Kingdom

TRL: 

3

Founder(s): 

Mira Nameth

Website: 
About the Company

Award-winning artist and self-described nature collector Mira Nameth came up with the idea of using London’s ubiquitous plant litter as the basis for a sustainable material. In 2019, she founded Biophilica to bring this idea to life. The company launched a crowdfunding campaign in September 2020 to raise funds to produce the first 500 m² (~ 600 yd²) of Treekind, their plant-based leather alternative.

Material

Treekind is a biodegradable vegan leather made from green waste from parks and gardens. Treekind contains no petroleum-based polymers or harsh chemicals.

Technology

Local green waste is combined with plant binders to create Treekind. According to the company, the production process is low cost, non-toxic, and scalable to urban and rural areas. In addition, the technology can be adapted to use local plants in a variety of climates.

Applications

Accessories

Selected Brand Partnerships

Seeking partnerships.

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Images: Biophilica.