Anne Schauer-Gimenez, co-founder and VP of Customer Engagement at Mango Materials was selected as one of the speakers for the 1st TEDxUW-GreenBay in Green Bay, WI. Returning to her alma mater (B.S. in Environmental Science, ’00 and M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, ’02), Anne talks about how a challenging assignment led her down an unexpected path where she could use her “extroverted engineer” skills to transition into sales and marketing.
The theme of the inaugural TEDxUW-GreenBay is RISING. “We are often faced with barriers and unanticipated challenges,” says TEDxUW-GreenBay organizers. “Rising above challenges is the hallmark of resilience and the pathway to a brighter future.”
Click here to see Anne’s TEDx talk called “Why every engineer needs to know something about business.”
For the 5th year in a row, Mango Materials has been named to Biofuels’ Digests “Hottest” list! This time Mango Materials was named as the 12th Hottest Technology in the Advanced Bioeconomy. We are honored to be named to this list with some amazing technologies such as Impossible Foods, LanzaTech, Genomatica, AMSilk, and Modern Meadow.
Click here to see the full list of “Hot” Technologies!
Fashion for Good unveiled their new interactive museum on Oct. 5, 2018 that aims to teach visitors about innovations in the fashion and textiles space. Among the innovations showcased include biodegradable glitter, leather made from apples, dyes from microorganisms, and Mango Materials’ biodegradable polyester.
The museum is interactive through the use of RFID bracelets made from recycled plastic. Located at Rokin 102 in Amsterdam, the museum takes visitors through the garment making process, highlighting innovations and awesome innovators along the way. Be sure it check it out the next time you are in Amsterdam!
Clothes are being made at a rapid pace and entering the waste system just as fast. In Anthropocene Magazine, Veronique Greenwood discusses how we got to the fast fashion movement and highlights unique solutions to address the end of life issues of garments, including Mango Materials’ biopolyester.
Greenwood states, “One company in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mango Materials, has been working for eight years on commercializing a process in which bacteria convert methane into a biodegradable plastic; last summer, the company found a way to spin the substance into polyester-like fibers that can be used in clothes.”
Click here to read more from the sustainable fashion article in Anthropocene Magazine.
RISE® — The Research, Innovation & Science For Engineered Fabrics Conference, will be held September 11-13, 2018, at the Raleigh Marriott City Center hotel, Raleigh, N.C. The conference, now in its eighth year and organized by the Cary, N.C.-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), focuses on innovations in global plastics extrusion, multifunctional fabric technologies, innovative apparel manufacturing and disruptive engineered materials with the aim of connecting innovations with real-world applications. Mango Materials will be presenting at the conference along with other companies such as Gingko Bioworks, Performance Biofilaments, Fiber Innovation Technology, Lenzing AG, among others.
Click here to read the article about the event.
In the third installment of a three part series, writer Mary Catherine O’Connor provides some solutions to the microfibers problem, which includes Mango Materials’ biodegradable fibers. Other solutions include catching the fibers in the washing process or using additives to enhance biodegradation at the wastewater treatment plant.
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Molly had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lowell for a recent “Learning with Lowell” podcast. They discussed biodegradable polymers, what is it like starting a company, and a few of Molly’s favorite things.
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Mango Materials included in first Emerging Materials Innovators Report by Cradle to Cradle Fashion Positive
Cradle to Cradle Fashion Positive recently released the first edition of a quarterly report highlighting the most promising innovators working towards the future of fashion. Mango Materials is honored to be included in this report and are grateful to Fashion Positive for showcasing our polyester of the future.
This quarterly report is released to Fashion Positive’s global network in hopes to encourage the investor and accelerator community, along with their brand partners, to support these committed innovators. To read about all of the innovators featured in the report and to receive copies of future reports, sign up here.
Mango Materials selected as one of 15 innovators in batch #3 of the Fashion for Good – Plug and Play accelerator
Mango Materials has been selected as one of 15 innovators for the Fashion for Good – Plug and Play accelerator. As part of Batch #3, we will be participating in events from March to June at their facility in Amsterdam that include meetings with brands, mentors, and corporate partners in the sustainable fashion space.
Fashion for Good was launched in 2017 and the Accelerator Programme is part of the Innovation Platform, which also includes a Scaling Programme and the Good Fashion Fund.
Molly and Anne will be attending several focus weeks and the accelerator will conclude on June 14th with a graduation at the Fashion for Good hub in Amsterdam, where we will showcase our biopolyester made from methane to an audience of industry leaders and investors.
Read more about all of the innovators here.