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What We Do
Accelerate climate action with alt-leather from bacterial fermentation of industrial waste,
providing outstanding value for:
Versatile and durable with an incredible 318 N max tensile load strength. Stronger than leather.
Robust Unit Economics
Pioneering technology enables low COGS & CAPEX, making it possible to meet leather's price at scale.
Sustainable - Circular
0.0 to 0.2% PU. Biodegradable. Sustainable through waste valorization & decarbonization.
How We Do
Operating at the intersection of biotechnology & material technology, we use a synergic combination of industrial waste products and harness the power of microbial fermentation to transform them to a compelling leather alternative.
Why We Do
Because, materials matter!
Environmental Cost of Leather
Leather, one of the most versatile biomaterials comes at a massive environmental cost which is not sustainable. It is extremely land and water intensive generating enormous amounts of toxic waste.
While industrial waste has been a chronic sustainability problem, a circular approach can make a huge difference.
Environmental Cost ofIndustrial waste, e.g. agri industry
Incredible amounts of carbon rich industrial waste (especially agri waste) is dumped into landfills and waterways. Carbon is a building block of life which can be efficiently used by microorganisms, and we harness this ability to transform waste into a compelling leather alternative.
FABULOSE contributes to circular economy and climate action by utilizing landfill bound wasted carbon, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, at the same time empowering customers to switch to a highly sustainable alternative to leather.
Bacterial leather, Better leather.
Our pioneering technology enables FABULOSE biopolymer to be stronger than leather, yet soft, flexible and durable with a 50,000+ flex.
Super strength alleviates the need for unsustainable additives like PU. Our PU content is 0.0 to 0.2%, which is a fraction compared to the competition.
Our self-healing 3D-biopolymer changes the approach to developing a compelling leather alternative where we do not have to compromise on the performance for sustainability, which is the current state in the alt-leather industry.
Our efficient fermentation and downstream process makes it possible to readily scale with low COGS and CAPEX, requiring just a fraction of space and water compared to leather.
We have only one planet, and we aim to make it better with better leather.
Prabu graduated with an MS in Biological Engineering from the University of Georgia. In his 18-year research career in fermentation, including as the Head of Fermentation at Full Cycle Bioplastics and as the VP of Fermentation R&D at Health-Ade Kombucha, he has designed, deployed and scaled fermentation technologies for sustainability. His leadership has been pivotal in early-stage as well as late-stage startups resulting in an exit.
Mohana obtained her PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from UNTHSC-Texas and has vast research experience in communication pathways in biological systems. In her 17-year research career, including as a Project Scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and as a Research Associate at Northwestern University, she has published in several leading journals. She transitioned her expertise to design integrated & interrelated systems for sustainability that fashions our core technology.