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Beer is not the end of the road for barley
Have you ever looked up at clouds and thought they made a familiar shape? Well, we looked at the contents of a minibar and thought they made great shoes. Or the interior of a car. Or maybe a space shuttle. The sky's the limit - so bottoms up.
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To create new ways we achieve sustainability.
Our dream is to turn this niche-plant based leather into a household item. The production process itself is driven by the engine that lies at its core - sustainability. Rather than growing and harvesting base material, our raw plant matter is collected from alcohol production sites and then transformed using our patented formula.
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For brands that dare to take the route less traveled,   never settling for anything less than excellence 
Our
Story
Start from beginning
Arrow
Arrow
Oct ‘21
Biotech Materials founded
Nov ‘21
Pre seed VC investment by Fil Rouge Capital
Nov ‘22
Team expansion
Oct ‘23
Patent filed
Nov ‘23
2nd financing round by FRC and angel investor
Jan ‘24
Commercially available
Feb ‘24
Launch at Lineapelle, Milano
Apr ‘24
First Beer Skin collaborations launch
May ‘24
Presented at a UN circular economy event (UNDP), Sarajevo
Jun ‘24
Presented at World Bio Markets, den Haag
Jun ‘24
Most recent
r&d and collaboration with University of Chemistry (PMF)
Aug ‘24
New skins dropping
Sep ‘24
Sabant expanding collaborations to the US
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Our involvement with the community
Our Plant Skin Collection is a true product of the community. Normally, residue plant matter left over from alcohol production is thrown away, with only a small percentage of it getting repurposed and given a secondary purpose. We thought, why not use it and give it a new life? In this regard we were lucky to partner up with Zagreb’s own Zmajska brewery, who provide us with the raw plant matter that is so essential to our production chain. This partnership is a testament to what happens when artisanal brewing tradition supports an innovative design ethos for the future - a true tribute to what can be achieved by simply asking ‘’is there another way?’’.
Meet
the founders
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TAMARA VUČETIĆ
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ANDREJ MARIĆ

During her studies, Tamara found herself seeking a high-quality clothing material that brought something new to the conversation. She stumbled upon plant-based leather, recognizing the untapped potential that lay there. After some deep research, and what felt like hundreds of light bulb moments, the concept was born. Stored in her luggage during her flight back home, it now awaited a pitch.

This is when Andrej came on board with a decisive ‘count me in’.
Now, why beer specifically? The biggest brewery in Zagreb sat just across the street from Tamara’s flat, where Andrej and her would work endless hours, often pulling all-nighters to develop the product. 

Serious R&D efforts and milestones were reached once the founding duo secured the help of the immensely capable miracle-makers at the Faculty of Science in Zagreb. 

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