Arda Biomaterials, New Grain, next-gen leather, alternative leather, sustainable leather.
Arda Biomaterials
Material Name: 

New Grain™

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2022

HQ: 

United Kingdom

TRL: 

2/5

Founder(s): 

Edward Mitchell , Brett Cotten.

Website: 
About the Company

Arda Biomaterials is developing smart biomaterials for the circular economy. Leveraging chemistry, materials science, and biotechnology, waste streams can be valorized into valuable products across textiles, home goods, infrastructure, packaging, food & beverage, and more. Arda's goal is to create better products using waste feedstocks that rethink how food and materials are manufactured.

Material

Arda's first product is 'New Grain', an animal-free and plastic-free next-gen leather made using spent grain from the brewing industry — an abundant by-product normally destined for animal feed. By using spent grain Arda is skipping inefficient animal agriculture and developing a material that is sustainable, biodegradable, and taps into local supply chains. Wherever there is a brewery there can be New Grain.

Technology

New Grain is a deep-tech approach to decoupling leather from animals (especially cows) by using multidisciplinary advances in protein science, chemistry, and materials engineering. New Grain is a novel material made from the abundant brewery waste product called brewers' spent grain. By utilising all the good from within the grain, at Arda we are able to make a plant-powered and plastic-free leather alternative.

Applications

Fashion, Footwear, Accessories, Home Goods, Automotive Interiors.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Open to partnerships.