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Lab based leather, anyone? - Biofabrication for sustainability

Lab based leather, anyone? - Biofabrication for sustainability

Modern Meadow makes leather from plant-based sources

Using their understanding of protein sciences, the US-based biotech firm Modern Meadows offers a range of products to different industries. An alternative to leather is one of their first products. Besides being plant based, their production and bio-fabrication processes also incorporate other sustainability methods.

Animal based leather poses several challenges - some are moral and some environmental. The chief environmental challenge from animal-based leather is in the form of large amounts of methane and other GHG emissions during livestock growth. Plant-based leather significantly reduces the

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