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AIPER has developed an innovative process for production of microbial biopigments that can be applied in textile dyeing and cosmetics. AIPER`s product is a sustainable replacement for synthetic dyes which are often toxic and negatively affecting the environment. On the contrary, their innovation is biodegradable and non-toxic. For this reason, AIPER, who was one of the Open Labs Brazil winners, has been chosen as the ISC3 Start-up of the Month for August 2022.


FARFARM and Fibershed Brasil present a selection of fibers that are woven into the fabric of Brazilian culture: buriti, caroá, cotton, curauá, sisal, and tucum were harvested and processed through standing forest or agroecological practices in three of the six Brazilian biomes.

The installation tells stories behind materials that are part of the country’s unique biodiversity and vernacular culture – celebrating our ancestrality to reimagine the weaving of our future.


Nova Kaeru has been implementing sustainability roadmaps to achieve biodiversity net positive impact over the past 15 years. They transform the Pirarucu skin, that used to be discharged as waste, in a luxurious organic product.​ The complete practice of sustainable management is controlled by the Brazilian regulators (IBAMA), helping to sustain and develop communities that fish on regulated farms.

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A true vegan and 100% deforestation-free product, with characteristics similar to animal raw materials. beLEAF™ is one of the most innovative and eco-friendly material ever created.

Through regenerative agriculture, leaves are collected in sustainable areas and planted together with reforestation farms - all neighboring Nova Kaeru company.


Textile Innovation Centre based in São Paulo that combines technology and nature to create new materials from plants. By investigating the potential of Brazilian biodiversity, our goal is to create materials that can coexist in balance with the planet.


The Casulo Feliz (Happy Cocoon) was born in 1988, motivated by the idea of recycling, commitment to the environment and social responsibility. Producing silk threads and working together with the local community, entrepreneurs and small farmers.


After three years of research across Brazil, designer Samuray Martins, now based in Belgium, officially launched the Akra Project. Focused on supporting national artisans and the sustainable slow fabric market, the project has established production chains in Maranhão and Bahia, specializing in fashion and design products made from Buriti and Piaçava fibers.


R-Inove prints a code along the entire longitudinal section of the thread of a textile cone, before it becomes knitted or woven. As the code is printed in the first production stage, it is possible to transport complete information on the textile chain to the cloud, including

production geolocation.

Their aim is to enable companies and consumers to easily verify product authenticity, access production information transparently, and promote ethical and environmentally-friendly practices in the textile industry.

Drs. Ricardo O’Nascimento and Bruna Petreca, both Brazilian researchers, are leading an initiative to enhance materials security in the UK by circularizing textile resource flows. This aims to boost innovation, economic growth, and sustainability in UK textile manufacturing, SME apparel, and creative technology sectors, reducing reliance on imported materials and diversifying supply chains. Their research supports a more circular economy and the 'designed and made in the UK' brand.


Organic, Vegan, Natural, Activist, Genderless, Cruelty-free. Simple Organic is more than just a beauty brand; it perceives itself as a catalyst for positive societal change. The company's overarching mission is to effect meaningful change, recognising its integral role within the global landscape.

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