Mango Materials is excited to announce our acceptance into Fashion For Good’s Scaling Programme. As a follow-up to the Accelerator Programme, where Mango Materials participated in Spring 2018 (Batch 3), the Scaling Programme will help accelerate the journey to commercialization of PHA biopolyester. Mango Materials will be working with the Fashion for Good team and their corporate partners in the form of pilots and projects, along with branding activities.
To read more about the new innovators in the Scaling Programme, click here.
To read more about Fashion for Good, click here.
Mango Materials was recently named as one of the “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2019” by Biofuels Digest. Ranked at #36 this year, Mango Materials has been recognized on either the 50 Hottest Small/Emerging Companies or 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy list for the past 6 years.
The “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” list is compiled from votes by the readers of the Digest and Nuu and invited selectors.
Mango Materials is honored to be one of 5 companies to receive an Award of Excellence from the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA). At an awards ceremony hosted at Oracle headquarters, members of the San Mateo County community listened to presentations by Brava, Etagen, Juntos, Mango Materials, and Zuora.
We love working in San Mateo County and want to thank SAMCEDA for this wonderful award!
To see Anne represent Mango Materials, click here.
To view the entire ceremony, click here.
On December 3-4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy, Stanford Energy’s Precourt Institute for Energy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI), and Texas A&M Energy Institute, hosted the Seventh Annual U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium at Stanford. Nine accomplished women (eight mid-career awardees and one Lifetime Achievement awardee) were recognized at the Symposium for their achievements and leadership in clean energy. Mango Materials’ CEO, Molly Morse, received the Entrepreneurship award. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette gave a keynote address at the Symposium, commemorating this year’s awardees.
For more information about the event and a list of the other awardees, click here.
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!
Tze Wei U, a member of the Marketing and Customer Development team at Mango Materials was named as a 2018 Green Warrior from Green is the New Black. Wei was featured among others in the environmental space around the world who are working on zero waste solutions, saving the oceans from plastic pollution, and producing more environmentally friendly materials.
To reach Wei’s bio and see the other Green Warriors, click here.
Photo credit: Flavien Prioreau and Zoe Kovacs
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.