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Material Innovation Initiative

Accelerates the development of sustainable animal-free materials for the fashion, automotive, and home goods industries.

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From your car seat to the clothes on your back, the materials we interact with every day have a profound impact on the environment. Animal-based materials are linked to climate change, chemical waste, and resource depletion, and many current animal-product replacements are made from petroleum and don’t meet consumers’ needs. Consumers and companies alike are searching for sustainable solutions that are functional, fashionable, and cost-effective, but today’s options are few and far between.
The Material Innovation Initiative accelerates the development of sustainable materials for the fashion, automotive, and home goods industries, with a focus on replacing animal-based materials with high performance, more sustainable materials.

Napa, CA
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 84-3847333