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Material Futures Lab

Biology meets fashion

  • 2-3 Team Size
  • 2018 Founding Year
  • Canada Location
  • Company, no funding Project Status
  • Biotech, Chemicals, Cleantech, Fashion Industry Markets

Material Futures Lab is addressing the trillions of liters of toxic effluent produced by dye-houses annually, by engineering dye pigments that are expressed through micro-organisms.
Through our proprietary process, we aim to produce the same natural dyes which have been used for thousands of years, while leveraging the huge advantages of microorganisms: that they require little space, are a renewable and scalable resource, are 100% biodegradable, and can be grown in the lab more consistently and with less water than current petroleum or plant-based processes.


Iris Redinger