June 20, 2018
Climate change affects everyone – and the textile industry is not immune. Biomaterials research group AlgiKnit, is doing its bit for the environment by aiming to create a biomaterial alternative that serves as a replacement for everyday, man-made textiles such as polyester. Their goal is to keep fashion products from filling landfills and causing microplastic pollution.
June 15, 2018
Bethencourt references Algiknit, a seed-stage biomaterials company, funded by SOSV that integrates science and design into textile production. The company wants to push the fashion industry into the circular economy with compostable, durable, kelp-driven yarns.
May 15, 2018
AlgiKnit represents a new model for materials innovation that creates an avenue of business opportunity for next generation (ocean) farmers while literally growing the products of the future.
March 26, 2018
New York-based AlgiKnit is a biomaterials research company that has developed a compostable yarn from readily abundant biopolymers that can be formed into wearable textiles.
March 24, 2018
Algiknit started its journey with the company’s CIO, Tessa Callaghan, her CEO Aaron Nesser, Aleksandra Gosiewski, Asta Skocir and Theanne Schiros. They joined together to compete in the BioDesign Challenge led by program director Dan Grushkin.
February 27, 2018
The fashion industry has an enormous impact on our environment. Biodegradable textiles are designed to address the problem - these shoes made from kelp are one example.
February 27, 2018
The company is taking kelp and turning it into "bioyarn" that can be woven together to make products. Use of the biodegradable yard could potentially reduce microplastic pollution and reduce landfill waste made from fabrics that don't easily degrade, like polyester.
February 22, 2018
AlgiKnit’s goal is to keep fashion products out of landfill and reduce microplastic pollution by creating a sustainable alternative to manmade textiles like polyester. The team has produced a rapidly renewing biodegradable yarn that might just do the job... and it's made from kelp.
December 19, 2017
Kelp, yeast, and sequestered methane gas are on the forefront of the move to create environmentally friendly clothing.
October 23, 2017
Kelp grows faster than almost any organism on earth, including bamboo. So why aren't we harvesting it rather than harder-to-replace resources like trees, which are cut down en masse to create fabrics like rayon and viscose? If AlgiKnit has its way, we may soon make the switch.
September 27, 2017
As climate change rises higher on the list of pressing topics the world needs to address, the fashion industry is not excluded from the conversation. More and more startups are using sustainability as their mission, trying to promote passion for the future of the planet—in addition to striving for sartorial success.
September 18, 2017
From biodegradable clothes to vision for the developing world, these are the projects NatGeo thinks are solving our most pressing global issues.
September 18, 2017
A compostable fabric made from kelp. A portable eyeglass-making kit. A solar-powered device for processing millet, a staple food in sub-Saharan Africa.
These are the winning ideas announced this week in National Geographic's CHASING GENIUS challenge, along with a People's Choice winner who uses data to help small farmers in India.
May 22, 2017
You see, plenty of products, especially shoes, wear out quicker than their material makeup which can go on to last for thousands of years. Designed with this in mind, AlgiKicks are revolutionary sustainable sneakers that can be reabsorbed back into the environment almost as fast as it was made.