A biomaterial innovation company, developing radical and regenerative materials for the fashion industry.
Modern Synthesis is a biodesign startup. They connect the dots between biology, material science and design, to develop novel biobased materials and products for the fashion and lifestyle industries.
Already providing material R&D and advisory services to fashion brands, they are now looking to build out their lab and focus on the development of their own biomaterial technology, ‘microbial weaving’. This is a biofabrication process, which means the material is actually grown using a microbe. By employing robotic yarn placement together with cellulose producing bacteria, they are able to create a strong, lightweight biocomposite with boundless potential for design and performance customisation.
Their aim is to ultimately provide a whole range of inspiring cellulose-based materials through this process and related technologies. This would reduce the fashion industry’s dependence on petrochemical derived materials.