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Dr Gregory Altman & Dr Rebecca Lacouture are part of the BoF 500

The co-founders are pioneering research into natural silk alternatives and received investment from Chanel.

Business of Fashion | 09/30/2019

Chanel Looks to Green Technology Investments

The luxury giant has invested in green chemistry start up Evolved by Nature, reflecting a broader strategy of investing in clean technology.

Business of Fashion | 06/11/2019

It’s Time for Fashion to Remove Toxic Chemicals from Clothing

Evolved By Nature uses “activated silk” to give fabrics either moisture-wicking or water-resistant properties, or to give it a softer handfeel — replacing various toxic substances traditionally used on textiles.

Vogue Business | 05/31/2019

Women-Led Startups Inventing Women-Targeted Products? Now There’s an Idea

As female innovators start consumer-product businesses, they’re asking a new kind of question: “Is it good for me?”

Bloomberg Business | 05/06/2019

This Silkworm-based Coating is a Replacement for the Toxic Chemicals on Our Clothes

Greg Altman, Evolved By Nature’s CEO and cofounder, and his cofounder, Rebecca Lacouture, are concerned about how our body is absorbing the chemicals we wear and touch, and how that affects public health at large.

Fast Company | 04/26/2019

Liquid Silk Supercharges Nylon Dry Rate by 35 Percent (paywall)

Silk Inc., the liquid silk pioneer that’s branched out from skincare to identify applications for its natural coating in the fashion world, just might replace all of the metals and chemicals that provide the performance benefits in your favorite nylon garments.

Sourcing Journal | 12/10/2018

Silk Inc. Secures 30 Million in Funding Thanks to Alternative to Petroleum-Based Chemicals

Silk Inc., a biomaterials startup from Massachusetts, has secured 30 million US dollars earlier this month in an investment round which included the Kraft Group and Roy P. Disney. Using just silk cocoons and water, the company has developed [Activated] Silk, a natural replacement for petroleum-based finishing agents, additives and microplastics which are commonly used in the textile and cosmetics industries.

Fashion United | 10/24/2018

Fashion United | 10/24/2018

Silk Inc. Nets $30M Series B Funding, Eyes Expansion Into Apparel

The investment round was led by Jeff Vinik, former manager of Fidelity's Magellan Fund.

WWD | 10/24/2018

WWD | 10/24/2018

Silk Inc. is an Honoree in Fast Company's 2018 Annual Innovation By Design Awards

The natural chemistry company joins 398 companies, projects and products from Google, Microsoft, Herman Miller, Carnegie Mellon, Nike, and others.

Boston Business Journal | 9/11/2018

Skincare Made From Pure Liquid Silk Has Launched in the UK

A new range of beauty products containing pure silk have launched at Harrods.

Harper's Bazaar | 08/12/2018

Harper's Bazaar | 08/12/2018

A Beauty Startup Has Launched Skincare Made from Pure Silk

Are silkworm cocoons the secret to baby-soft skin? That’s what Boston-based natural chemistry firm Silk Therapeutics is betting on.

Business of Fashion | 08/10/2018

The Science Behind Liquid Silk, a Sustainable Fiber

The founders of Silk Inc. created a proprietary pure liquefied silk ideal for use in skin care, textiles and medical products.

Business of Fashion | 08/10/2018

This Natural Liquid Silk is Starting to Replace Oil-Based Plastic

There’s a lot of retro-chemicals in products we put on or in our bodies. This company wants to replace it with a new form of silk.

Fast Company | 12/11/2017

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