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15 February 2023, Napa: The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) today...

The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) issued a first-of-its-kind State of...

Why we need next-gen materials

Animal-derived materials, particularly leather, are...

The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) issued its second State of...

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Discover top brands’ strategies for meeting consumer demand for increased


Nonprofit The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) has just published the...

Forager, MycoWorks, VitroLabs, Modern Meadow, NFW, Everlane and others partner...

MII’s first-of-its-kind white space analysis of the materials industry details...

Over a third of consumers say they will pay more...

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There are at least eight companies across the globe using mycelium to make leather, per the 2021 MII report.

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New Nonprofit Focuses on Developing Sustainable Materials

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Investment in next-generation materials more than doubled in 2021 to nearly $1 billion, according to MII.

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The plant-based craze is coming for fashion

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