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AlgiKnit is a biomaterials research company based in New York. We develop a compostable yarn from readily abundant biopolymers that can be formed into wearable textiles.


We aim to operate in a closed loop product lifecycle, utilizing materials with a significantly lower environmental footprint than conventional textiles, to bring sustainable bio-based textile alternatives to the footwear and apparel industries.


AlgiKnit grew out of BioEsters, the winning team from the 2016 BioDesign Challenge. AlgiKnit is continuing to pursue a material driven design approach to biopolymer based materials with generous support from the Fashion Institute of Technology.