C-Combinator leather, alternative leather, automotive leather, next-gen leather for cars, cactus leather, MII Next-gen Materials.
C-Combinator
Material Name: 

n/a

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2020

HQ: 

Puerto Rico

TRL: 

2

Founder(s): 

Geoff Chapin

Website: 
About the Company

Founded in 2020, C-Combinator is a public benefit company that focuses on the development of plant-based materials made of the tropical brown seaweed called Sargassum. Their collection network and processing operation are located at key points of Sargassum bloom at the Atlantic Sargassum Belt, in Mexico and Puerto Rico, and their research network is in North America and Europe.

Material

Among others, C-Combinator has developed next-gen leather material made of Sargassum.

Technology

C-Combinator collects, processes, and grows seaweed at scale. Their next-gen materials are carbon neutral, non-toxic, and marine biodegradable.

Applications

Footwear

Selected Brand Partnerships

None currently known.

Images: C-Combinator.