Polybion Welcomes Fashion for Good as an Official Partner and Investor

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  • October 10, 2023

We were thrilled to welcome Fashion for Good's Innovation Analyst, Carolin Przibylla, to our “state-of-the-art” biomanufacturing facility, FOAK I (First-Of-A-Kind).

FOAK I is where the magic happens. Here, we produce Celium™, our leather alternative at an industrial scale. Our strategic location near central Mexico's bustling fruit-packing industry allows us to utilize the fruit waste generated in just two days to sustain our production for an entire year. It's a testament to our commitment to circular economy principles.

Our custom made bioreactors are where the transformation begins, nurturing bacterial cellulose sheets of up to 1.40 square meters over a span of 7-25 days, depending on the desired thickness.

This raw material then undergoes further refinement using traditional animal leather equipment and optimized chromium-free green chemistry, achieving the remarkable outcomes that Fashion for Good had the pleasure of witnessing firsthand.

What truly sets us apart is our vertical integration approach. 

Our in-house tanning and finishing processes offer boundless possibilities to enhance the raw bacterial nano cellulose sheets, giving rise to a unique array of textures, colors, and properties that set a new standard for sustainable fashion innovation. 

Our strategic location, just 30 minutes from the tanning and footwear capital of LATAM, has proven to be pivotal in our transformation processes.

Fashion for Good is the global platform for innovation, enabling disruptive solutions on their journey to scale.. With a mission to address the environmental impact of the fashion industry and make fashion a force for good, it collaborates with leading global fashion brands, manufacturers, and financiers to implement sustainability solutions across the entire supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to retail. As our official partner and investor, their credibility and impact are unparalleled, and together, we are shaping a more sustainable future for fashion.

Where innovation meets creativity, the future unfolds.