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Disruptive Textile Innovation Resources

DISRUPTIVE TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY LIST

In order to truly transform the next-gen materials industry, we don’t just need new next-gen material companies, existing next-gen materials companies need to consistently strive to be more sustainable. This means we also need companies developing new animal-free and more sustainable components for materials including polymers, resins, fibers, additives, dyes,  colorants, and finishing agents. Next-gen innovators also need access to sustainable manufacturing and recovery solutions, to accelerate commercialization and improve the full life cycle of next-gen materials.

 

The previous generation of animal-free materials, such as petrochemical-derived polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyurethane (PU) “leather,” nylon or polyester “silk.” or acrylic “wool,” have been affordable, high-performance alternatives, but suffer from sustainability issues with greenhouse gas emissions, microplastic shedding, and chemical pollution. Even plant-derived alternatives to silk such as rayon, suffer from resource depletion (e.g., deforestation)  and chemical use which can create a significant environmental impact. It is clear that sustainable innovation in synthetics such as bio-based, biodegradable, and/or recycled polyester or polyurethane, and in sustainable renewable-sourced fibers such as cellulosics and natural fibers, would make a broad impact to the plastics and textiles industries as a whole, and in some cases the MII next-gen materials space.

Please use the list below to view the current companies (or download the entire list here) that are developing these disruptive textile innovation resources. If you feel we are missing a company, please use this form to let us know!

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Company:
Zymergen
Description:

contract research in cell culture & fermentation technology

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
Veshin Factory
Description:

sustainable manufacturing of next-gen leather products

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
Terracycle
Description:

bespoke recycling solutions

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
Gingko Bioworks
Description:

contract research in cell culture & fermentation technology

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
I:CO
Description:

bescoke recovery and recycling services

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
Casting papers
Description:

casting papers for embossed texture in next-gen leather

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
Alpine Group
Description:

contract manufacturing for textiles

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
The Little Leather Factory
Description:

manufacturing of next-gen leather products

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
Senbis
Description:

polymer & fiber contract research & manufacturing

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
Jeanlogica
Description:

sustainable washing and finishing equipment

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
Dyecoo
Description:

sustainable dyeing methods

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
Culture Biosciences
Description:

contract research in cell culture & fermentation technology

Type:

Mission-aligned sustainable manufacturing and recovery services

Company:
Faber Futures
Description:

biobased dyes and other solutions

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Organoclick
Description:

biobased water repellent finish

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Living Ink
Description:

algae-based dyes

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Kukka Living Colour
Description:

biobased dyes

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Pangaia PPRMINT
Description:

biobased antiodor, antibacterial treatment

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Huue
Description:

biobased dyes

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Colorifix
Description:

biobased dyes

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
UBQ
Description:

biobased/recycled additives for resins

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Polymateria
Description:

solutions to introduce biodegradability to fibers/resins

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Pangaia dyes
Description:

biobased dyes

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Algalife
Description:

biobased dyes

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Novozymes
Description:

enzymes for textile applications

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
CiCLO
Description:

additive to introduce biodegradability to fibers

Type:

Sustainable additives, dyes/colorants, finishing agents

Company:
Birla
Description:

sustainable cellulosic fibers

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
BASF
Description:

biobased/biodegradable resins

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Mango Materials
Description:

biobased/biodegradable polyester

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Pangaia C Fiber
Description:

seaweed and eucalyptus fiber

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Algiknit
Description:

seaweed derived fibers

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Cargill
Description:

biobased precursors for polyurethane

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Bananatex
Description:

banana-based fabrics

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Virent
Description:

biobased polyester

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Description:

biobased/biodegradable resins

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Genomatica
Description:

biobased precursors for polyurethane and other resins

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Evrnu
Description:

biobased and recycled fibers

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Circular Systems
Description:

waste-derived textile fibers

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Checkerspot
Description:

biobased resins and materials from algae

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Circe
Description:

biobased/biodegradable polyester

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Radici Group
Description:

biobased and recycled synthetic fibers

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Polaris Renewables
Description:

biobased non-isocyanate polyurethane

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Werewool
Description:

novel bioengineered fibers

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Eastman
Description:

chemical recycling of polyester, cellulosics

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Kaneka
Description:

biobased/biodegradable polyester

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Algalife
Description:

algae-based fibers

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Aja Labs
Description:

plant-based hair fibers

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Lenzing
Description:

sustainable cellulosic fibers

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Circulose
Description:

recycled cellulosic fibers

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Organoclick
Description:

biobased resins and binders

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

Company:
Braskem
Description:

biobased and recycled resins

Type:

Sustainable polymers, resins, fibers

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