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.
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:
Mango Materials was named #12 of the 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest. We are honored to continue to be recognized by the readers of Biofuels Digest!
To read the full list, click here.
Molly Morse announced at SynBioBeta 2017 that Mango Materials has a path to biodegradable fibers. The PHA fibers are an interesting solution that allows you to have a closed-loop process and help reduce the amount of waste generated by the textile industry.
“The material can also reduce ocean plastic pollution. If a T-shirt made from regular polyester is washed in a washing machine, tiny microfibers typically wash down the drain, and because they aren’t broken down at wastewater treatment plants, can make it into the ocean. Fibers from the new material would degrade at a treatment plant instead, and if a whole T-shirt happened to fall in the ocean, marine organisms could digest it.”
Click here to read the entire Fast Company article.
Recently, Mango Materials was recognized for their successes with the NSF SBIR and NASA STTR program. This post highlights the early methane to biopolymers work here on Earth using the NSF funds along with the more recent methane to biopolymers in a microgravity environment funded by NASA. We are honored to have received this funding and are looking forward to continuing to share results and lessons learned.
Read the full post on the SBIR website by clicking here.
The SynBioBeta team interviewed Molly in preparation for her lightning talk at SynBioBeta SF on October 4, 2017. Molly talks about why biopolymers are an exciting field to be in, the biggest opportunities and challenges for biobased products, along with other topics.
Mango Materials has been selected for a Phase II STTR award from NASA to explore the production of biopolymers in a microgravity environment. This funding (titled “A Novel, Membrane-Based Bioreactor Design to Enable a Closed-Loop System on Earth and Beyond”) will aid in continuing the work from the Phase I award. Mango Materials will once again collaborate with Colorado School of Mines to complete this research.