Biotechnology and tanneries: The future of sustainable leather

Published:  30 August, 2021


Wednesday, September 29 at 3pm CET (2pm BST) (9am EST)  


Evolved By Nature believes that a strong partnership between the leather making and biotech industries can solve pressing health and environmental issues and bring leather production forward into a sustainable future. Its specialised silk protein molecules form the basis for sustainable alternatives to leather finishing chemicals. In this webinar, CEO Dr Gregory Altman will explain how biotech innovations are a key building block for a healthier future.

Click here to register for this exclusive, free-to-attend ILM webinar, presented by Evolved By Nature. 

Presenters and topics:

        • Dr Gregory Altman, Co-founder and CEO of Evolved By Nature.

              • Live Q&A moderated by Martin Ricker, Content Director, ILM.


              The webinar will feature an in-depth presentation from CEO and Co-founder of Evolved By Nature, Dr Gregory Altman, whose extensive research into silk’s biocompatibility with the human body led to the creation of Serica Technologies, where he developed the first FDA-approved silk-based medical device for soft tissue reconstruction.

              After founding Evolved By Nature, his work with silk biocompatibility on skin quickly lead to product innovations for leather, and then for textiles. Dr Altman holds a PhD in Biotechnology Engineering and BS in Chemistry from Tufts University.

              The webinar presentation will be followed by a live Q&A moderated by ILM Content Director, Martin Ricker, where attendees can ask Dr Altman pressing questions about the future of biotech in the leather industry.


              Who should watch this webinar?

              This webinar is aimed at anyone connected with the global leather supply chain. It is particularly relevant for anyone interested in building a sustainable future for leather making and looking to alternative chemicals that can improve leather for the environment as well as the consumer.


              How can I register to attend?

              The webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 29 at 3pm CET (2pm BST), and will last approximately 45 minutes.

              Click here to register (registrations subject to approval).