Koba, Ecopel, MII Next-gen Materials, Next-gen Fur, Alternative Fur
Ecopel
Material Name: 

KOBA® Faux Fur

Biomimicry: 

Fur

Main Input: 

Blend

Founded: 

2003

HQ: 

China

TRL: 

5

Founder(s): 

Christopher Sarfati

Website: 
About the Company

Ecopel is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of petroleum-based faux fur. ECOPEL is committed to phasing out the use of non-renewable fibers, and their partnership with DuPont to create KOBA® faux fur is their first step in this process.

Material

According to company materials, KOBA faux fur is 37% plant based. Although not a perfect solution in terms of sustainability, this material represents a reduction in the use of non-renewable resources in the faux fur industry.

Technology

KOBA® faux fur integrates DuPont Sorona fiber and petroleum-based fiber.

Applications

Fashion

Selected Brand Partnerships

Stella McCartney, Apparis

Stella McCartney coat made with KOBA®

Stella McCartney coat made with KOBA®

Apparis' ivory coat made with KOBA®

Apparis' ivory coat made with KOBA®

Apparis' long red coat made with KOBA.

Apparis' long red coat made with KOBA.

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