Discover leather’s new sustainable partner – activated silk

Published:  17 September, 2021
Credit: Suriya Yapin

In an upcoming ILM webinar, Dr Greg Altman, CEO of Evolved by Nature, will explain how a molecule developed from silk cocoons heralds a sustainable future for the leather industry.

Dr Altman will reveal how his work with silk has unveiled its revolutionary compatibility with leather, and why it can perform as well as any other option for leather finishing for performance and better in terms of sustainability.

Much like leather, silk cocoons are a by-product of their industry. Do not miss this free-to-attend webinar to discover how this is just the beginning of the ways silk harmonises with leather as a material, and the benefits that biotechnology can bring to the industry.

About Dr Greg Altman

After co-founding Evolved By Nature, Dr Greg 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).