NASA, NIKE, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State NASA, NIKE, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State identified and rewarded innovations that will transform the system of fabrics to one that advances equitable global economic growth, drives human prosperity and replenishes the planet’s resources. Here are the 10 finalists in this Skild supported competition. Click on any image for more details.
Rana Gupta - Geckskin is a device that can attach and release effortlessly, repeatedly and quietly without affecting either surface.
Sam Harrington - Ecovative works with nature to replace plastics, foams, and other harmful materials with a new high performance, mycelium-based biomaterial platform technology.
Candice Reffe - The Eileen Fisher Blue Flower Initiative (BFI) reframes the existing textile values chain as a sustainable eco-industrial co-operative with a paradigm shift from competition to collaboration.
Akshay Sethi - Ambercycle's novel process lowers the cost of recycling plastics and provides waste-generators and producers a sustainable and economically sensible choice for the disposal and synthesis of plastics.
Congratulations to all of this years finalists!