Textiles in the Age of Biotech
Synthetic biology promises to deliver new fibres and chemicals for the textile industry. How efficient are these algae, enzyme or bacteria-based processes? How close are these technologies to market? What part of the supply chain is ripe for innovation and/or disruption? This panel talk will cover the basics of these new technologies and see how they can contribute to a more sustainable industry.
Sophie Bramel, independent journalist
Oliver Shafaat, manager of fibre R&D, Spiber
Dr Orr Yarkoni, CEO and founder, Colorifix
Matthias Foessel, CEO and founder, Beyond Surface Technologies
Scott Fulbright, CEO and cofounder, Living Ink
Tessa Callaghan, CEO and cofounder, Algiknit
About the orator
Sophie Bramel is a freelance journalist who has been writing on smart textiles, sportswear and fashion for the past twenty years. Consultant Technical Editor for World Sports Activewear (WSA), she has also authored several books on the history, development and future of functional fibers and fabrics.
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