A Targeted Approach
We are a biotech material science company that develops sustainable, bio-derived textile fibers to meet the needs of the fashion and apparel industries. Our speciality textile fibers can reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturing and we provide specialized textile enhancements via green chemistries & nano-materials to offer new types of post-consumer waste derived, bio-based synthetics.
We are developing proprietary processes that harness the abundant potential of byproducts and waste-feed stocks in order to produce new types of environmentally-friendly textile fibers and textile enhancements with targeted functionalities.
Our research and partnerships are at the forefront of the gradual shift to renewable and sustainable inputs for textile fibers. Our domain of research is the functionalization of polysaccharide biopolymers as well as polymers derived from furan chemistries.
In the functionalization of bio-polymers, we are developing new nano-materials as well as processes involving molecular biology and biomimetics. To this end, we have several provisional patents in the works.
The Future of Textiles
Today, the textiles industry relies mostly on non-renewable resources and the industry’s ecological impact extends beyond it’s use of raw materials.
In 2015, greenhouse gas emissions from textiles production was in excess of 1.2 billion tons of CO2.
Penelope Mimetics is working at the intersection of sustainable fiber development from renewable resources and the development of a new textiles economy based on efforts to make effective use of natural and waste feedstock resources.
As a Delaware-based, public-benefit corporation, our research and partnerships are at the forefront of the gradual shift to renewable and sustainable inputs for textile fibers and textile enhancements and a move away from petroleum-based chemistries.
In sum, we are participating in the development of a new business ecosystem for textiles in the United States that aligns with the principles of the circular economy.