- Queen of Raw - A new digital platform for designers to connect with suppliers to source raw materials. Bypassing traditionally long lead times, large minimum orders, and shipping costs that often exceed the value of the raw materials, Queen of Raw features materials with short lead times, local inventory, and low minimums.
- FABSCRAP - Launching this summer in NYC, FABSCRAP offers convenient recycling and reuse of fabric scraps, cuttings, samples, headers, mutilated items, and unused bolts from fashion businesses.
- The Renewal Workshop - Partnering with the world's best-loved apparel brands and retailers to renew their "unsellable" returns and excess inventory, The Renewal Workshop, in their facility outside of Portland, Oregon, gives each garment new life as Renewed Apparel through our proprietary processes. The Renewed Apparel is then either sold back to the brand, to be sold through their sales channels, or sold through their own retailer network.
- Electroloom - The worlds first 3D fabric printer. Electroloom creates 3D seamless fabrics, opening the door for on-site manufacturing of finished clothes. The future vision of Electroloom is for it to serve as a distributed manufacturing technology for a variety of textile verticals--including clothing and beyond.
- TIPA Sustainable Packaging - TIPA has developed a new generation of flexible films and packaging that can go through a natural recycling process following their original use, exactly like an orange or a banana peel.
- dMASS - Has developed an innovation matchmaking platform that connects companies and innovators to deliver sustainable benefits. Its technology brings opportunities to grow from unexpected insights: fabrics that help cells regenerate, organisms that make lace, and sharing economy models of fashion.
- Made Safe - Is America's first human-health focused certification program to cross consumer product categories (including textiles and apparel). Full disclosure our EIC sits on their board of advisers. Made Safe certifies products against a comprehensive list of known toxicants to ensure that they do not contain known harmful chemicals. They take a look at how items are made, where they are sourced, and scour the manufacturing process for possible contamination points in order to determine if the ingredients or materials in a product are safe.
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