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.
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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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On June 14, 2018, Molly presented to corporate partners and members of the textile industry at Fashion for Good’s Innovation Fest in Amsterdam. As the final event of the 3 month accelerator program, Innovation Fest featured all of the start-ups in Batch 3, along with some of the new members of the Fashion for Good Scaling Programme.
To see Molly’s pitch, click here.
In Spring 2018, Anne Schauer-Gimenez was interviewed by SEAL Awards as part of their emerging sustainability leaders interview series. SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership) Awards “celebrate the companies and leaders across the globe that make measurable contributions to sustainability, and develop innovative initiatives that will positively impact the environment for centuries to come.”
To read the interview, click here.
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.
Mango Materials is honored to have made the list of the 50 hottest companies in the advanced bioeconomy for 2018. This list is generated from votes by the invited international Selectors and subscribers of Biofuels Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily.
Other companies making the list include Novozymes, Coca-Cola, IKEA, Boeing, Impossible Foods, LanzaTech, Braskem, and Beyond Meat. To see the full list of Hot 50 companies, click here.
Molly represented Mango Materials at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES2017) in Hyderabad, India. Molly was selected as a semi-finalist to pitch at the catalyst pitch competition held by Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST). The semi-finalists were chosen based on a combined score that took into account the public vote, pitch video, and feedback from expert judges. Molly was awarded the Women’s First Award presented by Amazon which includes a Dell computer and Amazon services!
To read more about the event and winners, click on the following links: