Materials

Tesla Model 3
Study Finds 70% of UK Drivers Want to Buy a Vegan Car
May 13, 2022
A new report published by The Vegan Society, based on data gathered in February 2022 amongst drivers (or…
Dow and Crocs collaboration
Dow and Crocs Collaborate for Shoes Made With Plant-Based Polymers
May 11, 2022
Dow and Crocs are joining forces to develop sustainable plant-based footwear. The news comes as Dow launches ENGAGE™…
Nanollose and von Holzhausen Collaboration
Nanollose and von Holzhausen Collaborate to Develop Biodegradable Vegan Leather
May 6, 2022
Materials companies Nanollose and von Holzhausen have signed a collaboration agreement to work on sustainable animal-free leather alternatives.…
Adidas X AMSilk
AMSilk, World’s First Industrial Supplier of Vegan Silk, Appoints Klaus Kjeldal to Upscale Operations
May 4, 2022
AMSilk, a leader in the production of innovative high-performance bio-based silk materials, based in Munich Germany, announces the…
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX
PETA Survey on Vegan Interiors Reveals New Animal-Free Models From Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Renault and Citroën
May 4, 2022
More and more car brands are turning to plant-based alternatives such as vegan leather. PETA has now surveyed…
Givenchy X Desserto
Desserto Announces New Collabs With Major Brands Inc Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld and Everlane
April 25, 2022
Mexican startup Desserto, the cactus-based biomaterial alternative to animal skin, continues to expand and score wins in international…
NOIRANCA Brown Leather Handbag
Introducing NOIRANCA: Vegan Luxury Handbags That Outperform Animal-Based Leather
April 13, 2022
As the world of vegan leather and biomaterials continues to expand and flourish, there is ongoing debate as…
MycoWorks Raises $125 Million to Mass Produce Mushroom Leather
Next-Gen Material Investments Almost Double to $980M in 2021
April 12, 2022
A new report by Material Innovations has found that next-gen material investments surged to $980 million last year,…
Evrnu NuCycl T Shirts
Evrnu Reveals Breakthrough NuCycl Cotton That Could Replace Up to 90% of Textiles
April 6, 2022
Textile innovation company Evrnu has launched NuCycl r-lyocell, the world’s first high-performance, fully recyclable material made entirely from…
BLUEVIEW Sustainable Sneakers/Shoes
BLUEVIEW Launches Pacific Biodegradable Sneakers Made From Plant-Based Plastic
March 29, 2022
BLUEVIEW, a new sustainable footwear brand, today launched what it says is the world’s first-to-market fully biodegradable shoe.…
Eben Bayer, founder of Ecovative & MyForest Foods
Eben Bayer: “Ecovative Has Engineered Mycelium Structures That Out-Perform Plastic, Leather, Even Meat”
March 16, 2022
It’s been a couple of years since we last spoke with Eben Bayer, and to say he has…
Polybion to expand bacterial cellulose facility
Polybion Scales Up “World’s First” Bacterial Cellulose Facility After Raising $4.4M
March 15, 2022
Next-generation materials company Polybion, based in Spain and Mexico, announces today that it is to scale up production…
Mushrooms growing
Mushrooms and Regenerative Agriculture Top List of Natural Trends for 2022
March 9, 2022
US natural foods brokerage Presence has released its first annual report, with research conducted by SPINS, assessing major…
AMSilk vegan spider silk
AMSilk Vegan Silk Can Prevent Infections and Post-Op Complications, Says New Study 
February 22, 2022
A new study has demonstrated that AMSilk engineered vegan spider silk coatings have the potential to prevent inflammation…
GlassWall Syndicate’s Macy Marriott and Material Innovations Initiative’s Elaine Siu Discuss New Collaboration
February 16, 2022
Macy Marriott of the GlassWall Syndicate and Elaine Siu of Material Innovations Initiative join Elysabeth Alfano on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss if…
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