See the future of sustainable leather in ILM’s next webinar

Published:  08 September, 2021
Credit: Evolved By Nature

On September 29, Evolved By Nature CEO Dr Gregory Altman will delve into how the leather industry can work together with recent advances in biotechnology to create a sustainable future, in a webinar hosted by ILM.

Evolved By Nature believes that leather has the potential to be one of the most sustainable materials used by the fashion industry. It is long lasting, and potentially biodegradable and compostable. But, to help leather reach its full potential, we need to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel derived petrochemistry, the company says.

In this free webinar, Dr Altman will explain how biotechnology companies can help here. Biotechnology has always been preoccupied with health as a starting place and, with the proper focus, biotech scientists can help develop sustainable chemicals that can create truly sustainable and circular leather that will advance the health of people and the planet.

About Dr Gregory Altman

After co-founding Evolved By Nature, Dr Gregory Altman’s extensive research into silk biocompatibility on skin quickly lead to product innovations for leather, and then for textiles. He will expound on this expert perspective to enlighten webinar attendees on the benefits of bringing together these two industries.

Following Dr Altman’s presentation there will be a live Q&A, led by ILM Content Director Martin Ricker, where registered attendees can ask questions about how biotechnology can support the leather manufacturing process to create more sustainable products.

Who should watch this webinar?

This webinar is aimed at anyone connected with the global leather supply chain, especially leather manufacturers and brands, retailers and OEMs. It is particularly relevant for anyone interested in building a sustainable future for leather making and looking to alternative technologies 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).