Qorium was founded in 2014 and developed a proof of concept of cultivated leather. The company technology involves collecting a sample of animal cells that are placed in a cultivator with the nutrients necessary for growth and division. Compared to conventional leather, Qorium claims their cultivated leather is made by using 99% less water, and 66% less energy, without the most polluting first two phases of the tanning process and without any methane gas as emitted by livestock.