Talking ‘boutan evolution.
From Fast Company to Forbes, here’s
what people are saying about us.
How I Became… Chief Operating Officer of Evolved By Nature
By harnessing liquid silk to replace biologically harmful chemicals in skincare and textiles, capturing the interest and subsequent investment from Chanel, Dr Rebecca Lacouture is paving the way in sustainable beauty product development.
The Path to Resilience in 2021
A review of the challenges faced in 2020 and what this may mean for the year ahead.
Is Silk the New Soap?
Researchers prove co-surfactant properties of silk, a viable sustainable chemistry option for soap.
Scaling Equivalence: Human and Planetary Health
In the era of ecological emergencies, solutions must be developed within planetary boundaries.
Looking to 2021… What’s Next for Climate?
Climate change finally proved to be a significant issue this election.
Shaking Up the Industry: Insights for Innovators
How do environmental frameworks, like circularity, really impact people?
Behind the Label: Brand Politics and Sourcing
Fashion, historically one of the most apolitical industries, is encouraging consumers to vote.
Opportunity in a World of Interwoven Risks
Innovations develop as textiles continue to play an enormous role in water pollution.
The Art of Maintaining the Microbiome
The microbiome, a biodiverse colony of micro-beings, keeps the skin healthy. We need to preserve it.
Transparency in the Time of COVID-19
Pseudoscientific products claiming to help treat or even cure coronavirus is the new green-washing.
Risk-Proofing the Planet & Ourselves
Circularity is the holistic form of risk-proofing.
Solutions for a Plastic Planet
A billion more tons of plastic could blanket earth by 2040.
Setting Right Price for Sustainability
While fossil fuel’s future is uncertain, planetary protection must be at the root of transformation.
The New Age of Corporate Activism
Pressure is being placed on corporations not just to make promises but also to enable inclusivity.
Inclusivity & Sustainability “Now and Always”
Now that the public is linking social justice with sustainability, what’s being done about it?
In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Racial justice is environmental justice.
Embedding Nature into a Post-Crisis Economy
The chemical industry is inching to embody circular principles.
Earth Day at 50: Timely Opportunities for Sustainability
This Earth Day, we all must be the positive force advocating for resilience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Rebecca Lacouture named to Inc. Magazine’s Female Founders 100
Chanel backed her silkworm-sourced healthier fabric care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Skincare Made From Pure Liquid Silk Has Launched in the UK
A new range of beauty products containing pure silk have launched at Harrods.
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.
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.
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.