INTRODUCING

Evolution
in the making

19 - 2020

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Connecting the dots between biology, material science, and design

INTRODUCING

Evolution
in the making

19 - 2020

Connecting the dots between biology, material science, and design

A cross-functional
team of scientists,
designers, and researchers

We’re a biomaterial innovation company developing radical + regenerative material solutions for the fashion industry. With a strong foundation in both the design + science of biomaterials, we ideate, facilitate, and fabricate progressive and sustainable material propositions - grounded in sound scientific research.

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Modern Synthesis

A cross-functional
team of scientists,
designers, and researchers

We’re a biomaterial innovation company developing radical + regenerative material solutions for the fashion industry. With a strong foundation in both the design + science of biomaterials, we ideate, facilitate, and fabricate progressive and sustainable material propositions - grounded in sound scientific research.
From the lab
From the lab

FROM THE LAB

growing
the
future

Taking notes from nature to explore how biomaterials and emerging biofabrication technologies could influence the products we use everyday

From the lab
From the lab

FROM THE LAB

growing
the
future

Taking notes from nature to explore how biomaterials and emerging biofabrication technologies could influence the products we use everyday

microbial
weaving

Our patent pending microbial weaving process uses bacteria to 'weave' customizable bio-textiles and composites.

ABOUT

What we do

Our goal is to provide truly sustainable + inspiring cellulose-based alternatives to reduce the industry’s dependence on petrochemical-derived materials—without sacrificing its creativity.

Until our materials are available for consumer-use, we offer R&D and consultation services to help brands make better material choices. We design and develop  materials and products aimed at reducing environmental impact, improving awareness about sustainable practices, and contributing to the circular economy.

Partnering with brands and organisations who share our values, we’re dedicated to building more sustainable material ecosystems and enabling them to thrive.

ABOUT

What we do

Our goal is to provide truly sustainable + inspiring cellulose-based alternatives to reduce the industry’s dependence on petrochemical-derived materials—without sacrificing its creativity.

Until our materials are available for consumer-use, we offer R&D and consultation services to help brands make better material choices. We design and develop  materials and products aimed at reducing environmental impact, improving awareness about sustainable practices, and contributing to the circular economy.

Partnering with brands and organisations who share our values, we’re dedicated to building more sustainable material ecosystems and enabling them to thrive.

Our founders

Our founders

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Jen Keane

CEO & Creative Director

Jen is a designer, material innovator, and inventor of our microbial weaving process. Working previously for German sportswear giant Adidas, she has been widely recognized for her work in biomaterials, winning the 2018 Mills Techstyle prize, LVMH Green Trail Award, and Honorable Mention in the 2019 STARTS Prize. She has spent the last two years improving our material technology and building a network of potential partners as Techstyle Resident at the Mills Fabrica HK and Creative Resident with California biomaterial leader Bolt Threads.
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Ben Reeve

CTO

Ben is a bioengineer and materials expert with a PhD from Imperial College London. Previously a founding team member and CTO of Purraffinity, a successful materials spin-out, he grew and led a technical team of 10 scientists/engineers and raised £5M in funding to deploy biobased materials in the water industry. 

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Jen Keane

Jen is a designer, material innovator, and inventor of our microbial weaving process. Working previously for German sportswear giant Adidas, she has been widely recognized for her work in biomaterials, winning the 2018 Mills Techstyle prize, LVMH Green Trail Award, and Honorable Mention in the 2019 STARTS Prize. She has spent the last two years improving our material technology and building a network of potential partners as Techstyle Resident at the Mills Fabrica HK and Creative Resident with California biomaterial leader Bolt Threads.

CEO & Creative Director

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Ben Reeve

Ben is a bioengineer and materials expert with a PhD from Imperial College London. Previously a founding team member and CTO of Purraffinity, a successful materials spin-out, he grew and led a technical team of 10 scientists/engineers and raised £5M in funding to deploy biobased materials in the water industry. 

 

 

 

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