Algiknit, Next-gen silk, alternative silk
AlgiKnit
Material Name: 

n/a

Biomimicry: 

Silk

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2017

HQ: 

Unitted States

TRL: 

3

Founder(s): 

Tessa Callaghan, Aleks Gosiewski, Aaron Nesser

Website: 
About the Company

AlgiKnit is a New York-based biomaterial company that creates degradable yarns from seaweed, specifically kelp and other similar types of algae. The next-gen company’s goal is to eventually replace petroleum-based materials and become a zero-waste fabric suitable for clothing and footwear.

Material

AlgiKnit makes a bio yarn from kelp, seaweed, or algae via the readily abundant biopolymer alginate. Bio yarn is renewable, closed-loop, and good for the environment.

Technology

A substance called alginate is extracted from seaweed or algae to produce the yarn. The alginate is combined with other renewable biopolymers for further processing. The resulted biodegradable fiber can be knitted into a textile or used in 3D printing processes. The dyeing process is chemical-free.

Applications

Fashion, Footwear.

Selected Brand Partnerships

None currently known.

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