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.