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Infi-tex

Our mission is to democratize smart textiles by making cutting-edge Research and Development accessible to everyone, pushing the future of textiles.

Modern Synthesis

Modern Synthesis is a London based biomaterial start-up connecting the dots between biology, materials science and design to develop radical new materials for the fashion industry.

Distributed Additive Manufacturing

DAM was founded by additive manufacturing (3D printing) engineer Nate Petre and Charlie Cooper, MD of Cooper Bikes, in Summer…

hydroCotton

hydroCotton is a London-based startup helping fashion companies reduce their environmental impact by growing radically sustainable cotton in a transparent way.

Dharma Taylor

Dharma Taylor is a visual artist and designer with a background specializing in textiles. Dharma’s work is pre-occupied with the notion of separate realities and parallel lands, creating tapestries preserving social history…

SaltyCo

SaltyCo is a textile manufacturer whose mission is to explore novel agricultural methods for the production of plant-based products. At the core of this mission is a belief that the…

Nathaniel Petre

I am a design engineer who works predominantly with 3D printing to find practical solutions to environmental problems. After a decade working in kitchens in Los Angeles, I realised that…

Elastic Fiction

Becky Lyon is an artist and researcher exploring nature futures. She uses participatory research, fiction, materials experimentation and thinking-through-making as methods to encourage new dialogues around our relationship with nature;…

That’s Caffeine

That’s Caffeine is a unique material created from recycled coffee grounds. It’s discovered process allows the creation of a range of products and surfaces that offer new and exciting design…

KAIKU

KAIKU extracts colours from agricultural byproducts for use in fashion and consumer packaging. KAIKU is a sustainable alternative to synthetic colours made from petroleum, which is devastating our environment. KAIKU…

Re:Flex

Re:flex makes accessible shape-memory materials

Cassandra Quinn

Multidisciplinary creative investigating sustainable materials and technologies. My maker career involves the research and development of a bio-material that derives from seaweed and crushed crabshells. I’m a materials designer working…

Luna Lab

Exploring the waste from the brewing process, Luna Lab are currently focused on events and festivals, working on a product range including disposable cutlery and plates to replace single-use plastics….

London Bronze Casting

London Bronze Casting is a workshop at the forefront of casting & fabricating complex metal structures. With a passion for extensive research, a curiosity in combining the latest technologies with…

Scarlett Yang

I focus on developing digitally / bio fabricated materials within the context of fashion. I am currently building a material consultancy service platform, including a material archive with 3D rendering…

Noémie Soula

Noémie Soula is a London-based design researcher recently graduated from MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins, UAL. Engaging with bioethics and social issues, her work focuses on exploring emerging bio-technologies…

Jordan Draper

Jordan Draper games is a brand about my personal experiences traveling and designing. Every product I release has an immense back story and a lot of love put into it….

The Shellworks

The Shellworks creates sustainable plastic alternatives from food waste. Our aim is to bring these plastic alternatives to market, and so we’ve invented a series of scalable manufacturing processes tailored…