Leather alternative captures footwear brands interest
The leather industry accounts for a USD 100 billion market that involves cruel and inefficient processes, including the culling of billions of animals. While leather manufacturers have a huge impact on the environment, there have been no noted alternatives to natural leather. BacLEATHER offers a leather-like biomaterial option. This material is produced by bacterial fermentation through proprietary technology that effectively mimics leather characteristics. Noted shoe companies have already been able to produce the material in short series. Collaborations have already been formed with leading footwear brands. BacLEATHER hopes to enter the fast growing leather-like market and achieve a five-year cumulative cash flow of EUR 16.75 million within five years.
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Funding SchemeSME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
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