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We enable infinite recycling of textiles.

100 million tons of textile waste are generated each year. 

85% of that goes to landfill because there's no way to recycle it today.

We learn from Mother Nature and train her to turn old clothes into new ones.


Poly-cotton . . . into polyester and cotton

Just add water, salt, and enzymes.

We harness the selectivity and tunability of enzymes to distill raw components out of mixed material textile waste.

Working on the molecular level, our enzymes extract the synthetic fibers (right) while leaving behind the natural fibers untouched (left). 

The extracted synthetic components and the natural fibers each can be turned back into new yarn and clothes, over and over again.

Versatile, blend-tolerant recycling process

We specialize in blended textile waste. Our recycling process is distributable and cost-effective.

Virgin-quality recycled materials

From textile waste we valorize raw materials like polyester and cotton that are both sustainable and good-as-new..

Superior engineering platform

We provide tailored catalysts for your specific feedstocks and recycling needs. We continually unlock >10-fold efficiency improvements every three months for any given context.

Our Team.

We are mission-driven team hellbent on circularizing the plastics lifecycle, starting with textile waste. We are deeply passionate about engineering solutions for sustainability. When we're not in the lab, we camp under the desert stars, sleep on glaciers, and run to our heart's content. Both in the lab and outside, we strive to beat our personal bests.


CEO & Co-Founder


CSO & Co-Founder

Austin Parish

Research Associate

Hao Zhang, Ph.D.

Assay Lead


NGS and Strain Lead

We're Hiring!

Process Engineer

Our Advisory Board.


CTO & Co-Founder, Solugen


Former VP, Under Armour and Patagonia

Sydney Gladman

Former CSO, Material Innovation Initiative

Neil Bell

Former Director of Innovation, Levi's

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