Gozen Institute, Xylozen, next-gen leather, Microbe derived leather, alternative leather, future leather, sustainable leather.
Gozen Institute
Material Name: 

Xylozen™

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Microbe-derived

Founded: 

2020

HQ: 

Turkey

TRL: 

3/5

Founder(s): 

Ece Gözen Akın

Website: 
About the Company

Gozen Institute is a multidisciplinary material science company focusing on biotechnology, design and art It was founded with the intent to create a more sustainable future. The company aims to reshape our common future by replacing millennia-old materials and decades-old chemicals with eco-friendly, carbon neutral, cost-efficient, plastic-free alternatives.

Material

The company develops and invents high-performance microbe-derived material with 100% natural inputs. Xylozen™ is first generation biomaterial of Gozen Institute and the first of many proofs of the company's mission and vision. It's an animal and plastic-free premium leather alternative. Xylozen™ is fully biodegradable, biocompatible, and non-toxic sustainable next-gen leather having unique physical and mechanical properties, flexibility, and formability.

Technology

Co-creating with nature Gozen Institute uses bacteria and 100% natural ingredients to grow a cellulose-based composite material. After harvesting three-dimensional cross-linked structures they are assembled into customized sheets to make a unique, durable, and flexible leather substitute.

Applications

Fashion, Sportswear, Footwear, Accessories, Home Goods, and Automotive.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Not disclosed.

Xylozen™ Sustainable Lab-Grown Leather ©GozenInstitute

Xylozen™ Sustainable Lab-Grown Leather ©GozenInstitute

Image: Xylozen™ by Gozen Institute.

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