Bucha Bio, MII Next-gen Materials, Next-gen Leather, Alternative Leather, Microbe-derived Leather.
Bucha Bio
Material Name: 

MIRAI™

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Microbe-derived

Founded: 

2019

HQ: 

United States

TRL: 

2

Founder(s): 

Zimri T. Hinshaw

Website: 
About the Company

Bucha Bio was founded in 2019 by Zimri Hinshaw, then an undergraduate at Temple University. The company won the opportunity to be part of the business school's acceleration institute in an innovation competition that same year.

Material

MIRAI™ is a biocomposite made from bacterial nanocellulose and 100% plant-based components.

Technology

Bucha Bio creates MIRAI™ by fermenting bacterial-nanocellulose.

Applications

Fashion, Accessories, Home goods

Selected Brand Partnerships

Seeking partnerships

J1 sneakers, Fre Customs, Bucha Bio, MIRAI, MII Next-gen Materials, Next-gen Leather, Alternative Leather, Microbe-derived Leather.

J1 sneakers by Fre Customs made with MIRAI by Bunha Bio.

Bucha Bio, MIRAI, Pillow,  MII Next-gen Materials, Next-gen Leather, Alternative Leather, Microbe-derived Leather.

Prototype pillow made with MIRAI. Photo: Alex Cahanap.

Bucha Bio, MII Next-gen Materials, Next-gen Leather, Alternative Leather, Microbe-derived Leather.

Watch straps made with MIRAI.

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