BlockTexx is an early stage clean technology company that recovers polyester and cellulose from textiles and clothing.
Through a developed patent pending process that combines chemical recovery technology and advanced manufacturing to produce high quality recycled materials of rPET pellets and cellulose powder from textile waste. BlockTexx is positioned at the end of the value chain, where raw materials and end-of-use solutions have the highest environmental impact and revenue potential.
BlockTexx is delivering textile resource recovery to Asia. As an alumni of Fashion for Good and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste accelerators and through initiatives such as the Circular Fashion Partnership led by Global Fashion Agenda in Bangladesh, BlockTexx is contributing to an environmentally and economically viable transition to a circular fashion system.
Bolt Threads creates sustainable solutions for the apparel and beauty industries. With nature as our inspiration, we invent and scale cutting-edge materials that put us on a path towards a more sustainable future. Taking inspiration from the natural world, we experiment with biology and invent new technologies to find material solutions that work with nature, not against it.
We believe that through science, creativity, and an unyielding sense of optimism, we can innovate our way not just out of our current resource-constrained reality, but into the best days the planet has seen.
Way better materials for a way better world.
Mylo™, a sustainable alternative to leather, will become available to the world through Bolt’s consortium partners, including Adidas, Kering, Lululemon, Stella McCartney, a group of world-class companies investing in meaningful material innovation. Made from mycelium — a sprawling, infinitely renewable, interlaced web that fruits mushrooms — Mylo is soft, supple, and less harmful to the environment. Mylo is certified bio-based, meaning it’s made from predominantly renewable ingredients that can be found in nature.
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Renoon is the first app globally that empowers consumers to realize their sustainable lifestyle and values when shopping fashion by combining the offering from multiple websites at once and assessing sustainability at the product level.
Renoon’s proprietary algorithm can process millions of fashion items and assign sustainability attributes to them. As such, Renoon functions as a direct-to-consumer destination and educational tool, as well as B2B company, supporting data-driven decisions and communication that places sustainability at the core.
The growing database of brand’s responsibility focuses on bringing transparency in the industry and allows users to be guided, as well as educated, in a new value-based, personalized experience.
The Universe of Responsible Fashion
Founded in February 2020 in Amsterdam, Renoon is backed by industry veterans, like the ex CIO Gucci, ex CTO Y-Nap, ex MD Spotify Southern Europe and is part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation community.
In less than a year from starting the company, the team has been internationally recognized by WWD, FashionUnited, Vogue Business, DutchNews, Forbes Under 30 and is among the 70 top change makers in Europe for 2020 according to Sifted from Financial Times.
The team believes the protection of our environment and life on Earth is everyone’s responsibility; the work of smaller groups of scientists and innovators needs a collective and distributed network of people fueling the transformation.
Sense creates new experiences and interactions available on smart devices through “Immaterial Reality,” – an evolution of Augmented Reality characterised by a perfect fusion between physical reality and photorealistic virtual reality. Sense’s mission is to support companies in the digital transformation journey and improve their level of sustainability with innovative technologies. Sense also perfectly simulates the physical behaviour of fabrics and other materials. It allows you to apply an infinite number of patterns and colour variations throughout the virtual prototype with just one click. Fewer physical samples to carry, with a faster and greener fitting phase.
The Sense team has accrued many years’ experience in AR and VR technology, in international industries, and in ‘new digital’ ventures. Sophisticated simulations by Sense create immaterial experiences of coatings, linings, as well as high-end fabrics and luxury textiles for manufacturers, designers, and retailers.
TEXAID is a Swiss based, international textile recycling company founded 1978 as a charity-private-partnership. As European market leader dedicated to sustainability, TEXAID is an experienced global solution provider in professional collecting, sorting, reselling and recycling of textiles and footwear.
With more than 40 years of experience, TEXAID processes more than 250M items (90.000 tons) annually. TEXAID’s operational presence spans Europe, the US and Asia, with more than 1,200 employees contributing daily to saving millions of textiles from landfill or incineration.
TEXAID’s Unit Retail Solutions is designed to address the textile industry’s growing needs for sustainable end-of-use solutions and provides custom-made concepts to producers, distributors, brands and retailers in the textile industry to keep pre- and post-consumer textiles and footwear in the circle.
Our end-of-life solutions concepts cover online and offline “take-back systems,” sorting of pre- and post- consumer textiles, online and offline reselling channels and scaled/ high value recycling. Moreover, we provide services like brand protection (delabeling, etc.) and branded or white label re-commerce platforms. Through our vast expertise we create and deliver individual concepts and optimized solutions.