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February 22, 2021

Two Steps to Sustainability

Two steps to sustainability: admitting the problem and repairing the loop.

February 08, 2021

A Green, New Turnaround?

With a new administration, comes a new philosophy towards the climate and chemicals.

January 25, 2021

Keep it Clean and Clinically Proven

Two industry topics are already defining the start to 2021: clean ingredients and circularity.

January 11, 2021

The Path to Resilience in 2021

A review of the challenges faced in 2020 and what this may mean for the year ahead.

December 21, 2020

Is Silk the New Soap?

Researchers prove co-surfactant properties of silk, a viable sustainable chemistry option for soap.

December 07, 2020

Scaling Equivalence: Human and Planetary Health

In the era of ecological emergencies, solutions must be developed within planetary boundaries.

November 16, 2020

Looking to 2021… What’s Next for Climate?

Climate change finally proved to be a significant issue this election.

October 26, 2020

Shaking Up the Industry: Insights for Innovators

How do environmental frameworks, like circularity, really impact people?

October 13, 2020

Behind the Label: Brand Politics and Sourcing

Fashion, historically one of the most apolitical industries, is encouraging consumers to vote.

September 28, 2020

Opportunity in a World of Interwoven Risks

Innovations develop as textiles continue to play an enormous role in water pollution.

September 14, 2020

The Art of Maintaining the Microbiome

The microbiome, a biodiverse colony of micro-beings, keeps the skin healthy. We need to preserve it.

August 31, 2020

Transparency in the Time of COVID-19

Pseudoscientific products claiming to help treat or even cure coronavirus is the new green-washing.

August 17, 2020

Risk-Proofing the Planet & Ourselves

Circularity is the holistic form of risk-proofing.

August 03, 2020

Solutions for a Plastic Planet

A billion more tons of plastic could blanket earth by 2040.

July 20, 2020

Setting Right Price for Sustainability

While fossil fuel’s future is uncertain, planetary protection must be at the root of transformation.

July 02, 2020

The New Age of Corporate Activism

Pressure is being placed on corporations not just to make promises but also to enable inclusivity.

June 19, 2020

Inclusivity & Sustainability “Now and Always”

Now that the public is linking social justice with sustainability, what’s being done about it?

June 08, 2020

In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Racial justice is environmental justice.

May 25, 2020

Embedding Nature into a Post-Crisis Economy

The chemical industry is inching to embody circular principles.

April 27, 2020

Earth Day at 50: Timely Opportunities for Sustainability

This Earth Day, we all must be the positive force advocating for resilience.

January 30, 2020

How Silk Can Replace Artificial Ingredients in Skincare and Clothing

Most consumers are unaware of the potentially harmful chemicals that can be found in skin care products and on clothing. Now a company outside Boston is leading the effort to replace artificial chemicals with natural silk protein.

January 30, 2020

Fashion’s Dirty Microplastics Secret

Public concern is mounting about the health and environmental consequences of microfibres. Dr. Greg Altman sheds light on how plastics end up in and on the clothing we wear every day.

January 30, 2020

Where Does All the Skin Care Go?

Dr. Greg Altman speaks with New York Magazine’s The Cut about where skincare ingredients end up after application.

November 19, 2019

Activated Silk-based dermal filler concept receives ELLE Magazine Future of Beauty Award

The next wave of filler could lie in a silk-enhanced variation of hyaluronic acid.

September 30, 2019

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.

September 16, 2019

Dr Rebecca Lacouture named to Inc. Magazine’s Female Founders 100

Chanel backed her silkworm-sourced healthier fabric care.

September 09, 2019

Chanel Activated Silk™ Technology Receives Honorable Mention in 2019 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

Evolved By Nature’s green chemistry platform received recognition in the Health category.

August 26, 2019

Boston Startup Puts A New Spin On Silk, Replacing Petrochemicals In Clothing And Skincare

Greg Altman calls his company, Evolved By Nature, a “green chemical company,” because it’s using biotechnology to unlock one of nature’s most elegant chemistries — natural silk.

June 11, 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.

May 31, 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.

May 06, 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?”

April 26, 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.

December 10, 2018

Liquid Silk Supercharges Nylon Dry Rate by 35 Percent

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.

October 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.

October 24, 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.

September 11, 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.

August 12, 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.

August 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.

August 10, 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.

December 11, 2017

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.