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May 03, 2021

The Newsletter: Farewell for Now

The last edition of the newsletter offers our age-old point of view and ways to stay connected.

April 19, 2021

Earth Month: Lessons on Literacy

This Earth Month, we look at lessons learned to further environmental literacy and solutions.

April 05, 2021

Mind the Sustainability Gap

Sustainability is front of mind and mouth in fashion and beauty. But what does action look like?

March 22, 2021

Counting Down the Chemicals

“Environmental insults” on human health by everyday chemicals are in the mainstream media spotlight.

March 08, 2021

Activewear Meets Activated Silk

Introducing our partnership with Gentrue: green chemistry in performance wear

March 03, 2021

What’s This Activewear Brand’s Performance Secret? ‘Activated Silk’

Over the course of the past decade, activewear has become a mainstream fashion staple. And amid a global pandemic that has seen many working remotely, consumers are clinging even more ardently to their leggings and sports bras.

March 01, 2021

Gentrue Unveils New High-End, Sustainable Activewear Line

Luxe Design Utilizes Evolved By Nature’s Activated Silk™ Technology for Clean, High-Performing Activewear, Tackles Significant Sustainability Issues in Fashion Industry

February 25, 2021

Performance wear without added chemicals is here. Can it scale?

Gentrue, developed in lingerie brand Adore Me’s incubator, is the first commercial brand to use a green chemistry process that eliminates toxins that turn clothes into activewear. Commercial and consumer buy-in is the next step.

February 22, 2021

Two Steps to Sustainability

Two steps to sustainability: admitting the problem and repairing the loop.

February 08, 2021

A Green, New Turnaround?

With a new administration, comes a new philosophy towards the climate and chemicals.

February 01, 2021

8 Nerdy but Brilliant Cleaning Tips from Scientists

Dr. Greg Altman gives tips, along with other scientists, on cleaning

January 25, 2021

Keep it Clean and Clinically Proven

Two industry topics are already defining the start to 2021: clean ingredients and circularity.

January 11, 2021

The Path to Resilience in 2021

A review of the challenges faced in 2020 and what this may mean for the year ahead.

January 07, 2021

The hidden obstacle to circular fashion: Chemicals

Fashion is working towards a circular business model, but recycling could carry risks unless the industry deals with chemicals used in production.

December 21, 2020

Is Silk the New Soap?

Researchers prove co-surfactant properties of silk, a viable sustainable chemistry option for soap.

December 20, 2020

Understanding ‘Bio’ Material Innovations

Evolved By Nature is featured in a industry-shifting report focused on presenting and analyzing the existing biotechnologies out there aiming to change the fashion industry for good

December 10, 2020

New Sustainable Chemistry Research: Is Silk Our New Soap?

A team of researchers from Manhattan College in collaboration with Evolved By Nature published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science that natural silk may play a role in reducing our dependence on petroleum-derived surfactants.

December 07, 2020

Interview with Dr. Rebecca Lacouture President COO of Evolved by Nature

Dr. Rebecca Lacouture shares her perspective on leading a company that’s shaking up the medical, personal care, and textile industry with green, silk technology.

December 07, 2020

Scaling Equivalence: Human and Planetary Health

In the era of ecological emergencies, solutions must be developed within planetary boundaries.

December 03, 2020

Can fashion eliminate “forever chemicals”?

Vogue Business includes Evolved By Nature alongside solutions in the fashion industry that can replace PFAS.

November 25, 2020

Why Big Brands Are Investing in Sustainability Start-Ups

This year, big fashion brands are investing in sustainability start-ups like our’s.

November 17, 2020

Do You Need to ‘Silicone Detox’ Your Beauty Routine?

Dr. Greg Altman shares his thoughts on whether silicones are bad for the skin.

November 16, 2020

Looking to 2021… What’s Next for Climate?

Climate change finally proved to be a significant issue this election.

November 12, 2020

Sustainable fashion looks forward to the Biden era

Brand executives, analysts and industry experts share their policy wish lists in the US to reform the fashion industry at a faster rate.

November 10, 2020

Evolved By Nature Awarded Massachusetts Statewide Contract for Portfolio of Minimal Ingredient Hand Sanitizers

The Medford-based company’s portfolio of Environmentally Preferable Products (EPPs) will be more easily available to qualifying Massachusetts organizations

October 26, 2020

Shaking Up the Industry: Insights for Innovators

How do environmental frameworks, like circularity, really impact people?

October 14, 2020

Female Disruptors: Dr. Rebecca Lacouture of ‘Evolved By Nature’ On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

Dr. Rebecca Lacouture shares her perspective on leading a company that’s shaking up the industry.

October 13, 2020

Behind the Label: Brand Politics and Sourcing

Fashion, historically one of the most apolitical industries, is encouraging consumers to vote.

October 01, 2020

Evolved By Nature Debuts Luxurious Silk-Based Gel Hand Sanitizer And Hand Moisturizer On-Air In Collaboration With QVC

Evolved By Nature today announced the debut of its luxurious and moisturizing Healthy Hands System on QVC. The system includes This Is Gel Hand Sanitizer and This Is Hand Therapy, both formulated with Activated Silk™ – which is pure silk in liquid form.

September 30, 2020

Just When We Thought Silk Couldn’t Get Any Better…

HOKU Magazine deep dives with Dr. Rebecca Lacouture to discuss Activated Silk’s applications in personal care and textiles.

September 28, 2020

Opportunity in a World of Interwoven Risks

Innovations develop as textiles continue to play an enormous role in water pollution.

September 24, 2020

Chanel to Make Its Debut on the Public Markets With a Green Bond

Evolved By Nature is included in this overview of investor Chanel’s plans toward a greener future.

September 23, 2020

New Antibacterial Masks Prevent Secondary Infections – But Not Necessarily COVID

Dr. Greg Altman shares common myths behind antibacterial face mask claims.

September 14, 2020

The Art of Maintaining the Microbiome

The microbiome, a biodiverse colony of micro-beings, keeps the skin healthy. We need to preserve it.

September 10, 2020

Dr. Greg Altman participates 3rd “Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks” summit

Dr. Greg Altman shares his expertise in a panel titled “Fashion Is Textiles & Chemicals via Technology Shaping Sustainability Efforts.”

August 31, 2020

Transparency in the Time of COVID-19

Pseudoscientific products claiming to help treat or even cure coronavirus is the new green-washing.

August 30, 2020

Fashion ‘slow to act on ocean plastic pollution from microfibres’

With textiles the biggest source of the 1.4 quadrillion chemically laced microfibres, Mark Hillsdon looks at fashion’s efforts to address this problem.

August 22, 2020

Evolved By Nature Co-Founders featured among Business Insider’s “Power Players – Founders making fashion more ethical and sustainable”

Dr. Greg Altman and Dr. Rebecca Lacouture were honored to be included among Business Insider’s list of Power Players in the fashion industry.

August 17, 2020

Risk-Proofing the Planet & Ourselves

Circularity is the holistic form of risk-proofing.

August 13, 2020

How Marketing Made ‘Oil-Free’ a Thing

Dr. Greg Altman provides insights on oil-free skincare and how the science behind the formulations could be improved.

July 20, 2020

Setting Right Price for Sustainability

While fossil fuel’s future is uncertain, planetary protection must be at the root of transformation.

June 19, 2020

Inclusivity & Sustainability “Now and Always”

Now that the public is linking social justice with sustainability, what’s being done about it?

June 08, 2020

In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

We grieve the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others; and also gather to express or bear witness to anguish, and in the spirit of justice, to heal and create …

June 01, 2020

Evolved By Nature Launches Industry First Silk-Based Hand Sanitizer To Protect The Skin Barrier

Green chemistry company Evolved By Nature today announces the launch of the first FDA registered, silk-based moisturizing hand sanitizer, containing just four ingredients.

April 28, 2020

Evolved By Nature honored in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards

The company’s Activated Silk™ technology was awarded Honorable Mention in two categories: including Health & Wellness and Experimental

April 27, 2020

Earth Day at 50: Timely Opportunities for Sustainability

This Earth Day, we all must be the positive force advocating for resilience.

April 13, 2020

Green Chemistry Company, Distillery, Team Up To Make Hand Sanitizer

CBS Boston profiles Evolved By Nature’s pivot to manufacture and donate hand sanitizer to first responders during COVID-19

April 09, 2020

Silk Medical Aesthetics Injectable Biomaterial Granted FDA IDE Approval to Initiate Human Clinical Study

Silk Medical Aesthetics, Inc., a spin-off of the green chemistry company Evolved By Nature, today announces receipt of FDA IDE approval to initiate a human clinical trial of the industry’s first all-natural, silk-based dermal filler.

March 11, 2020

Chanel Embarks On A Green Journey, Entitled Mission 1.5°

Evolved By Nature is included in this overview of investor Chanel’s plans toward a greener future.

March 10, 2020

Chanel Powers Toward a Greener Future With Sugar Beets and Wood Chips

Evolved By Nature is included in this overview of investor Chanel’s plans toward a greener future.

January 30, 2020

How Silk Can Replace Artificial Ingredients in Skincare and Clothing

Most consumers are unaware of the potentially harmful chemicals that can be found in skin care products and on clothing. Now a company outside Boston is leading the effort to replace artificial chemicals with natural silk protein.

January 30, 2020

How silk can replace artificial ingredients in skin care and clothing

Reuters joins Evolved By Nature in the lab for a behind the scenes look at Activated Silk™ technology

January 30, 2020

Fashion’s Dirty Microplastics Secret

Public concern is mounting about the health and environmental consequences of microfibres. Dr. Greg Altman sheds light on how plastics end up in and on the clothing we wear every day.

January 30, 2020

Where Does All the Skin Care Go?

Dr. Greg Altman speaks with New York Magazine’s The Cut about where skincare ingredients end up after application.

January 04, 2020

Dirty Thinkers’ Choice Awards Winners 2019

Silk Therapeutics won Dirty Thinkers’ Choice 2019 Awards for “Best Exfoliator” and “Best Eye Care” with our Renewing Peel Exfoliator and our Eye-Revive Anti-Aging Eye Cream

January 02, 2020

The Year Ahead: Welcome to the Materials Revolution

Evolved By Nature investor Chanel is profiled for their work with sustainable startups.

December 09, 2019

Why This Founder Finds Inspiration in a Necklace

Dr. Rebecca Lacouture shares the story behind a meaningful piece of jewelry.

November 22, 2019

Silk for Sustainability: This Startup Has a Greener Alternative to Petrochemicals

Journalist Srividya Kalyanaraman visits the Evolved By Nature labs to learn about Activated Silk™ technology.

November 21, 2019

Silk Medical Aesthetics Completes Enrollment in Clinical Trial for Industry’s First Silk-Based Dermal Filler

Silk Medical Aesthetics, a spin-off of green chemistry company Evolved By Nature, announced it has finished enrollment in a clinical trial for the dermatology industry’s first silk-based dermal filler.

November 19, 2019

Evolved By Nature spinoff receives ELLE Magazine Future of Beauty Award

Silk Medical Aesthetics was honored to be recognized in the inaugural ELLE Magazine Future of Beauty Awards

November 19, 2019

Activated Silk-based dermal filler concept receives ELLE Magazine Future of Beauty Award

The next wave of filler could lie in a silk-enhanced variation of hyaluronic acid.

November 15, 2019

The Future of Clean Beauty: Here Are The 8 Biggest Trends For 2020

Activated Silk™ technology is featured as a 2020 trending ingredient in skincare.

October 07, 2019

Evolved By Nature aims to make supermaterial producers out of silkworms, and Chanel’s a backer

Journalist Jim Lane explores Activated Silk™ technology as a new green chemistry platform.

September 30, 2019

Dr Gregory Altman & Dr Rebecca Lacouture named to the BoF 500

Dr. Greg Altman and Dr. Rebecca Lacouture are honored to be included in the BoF 500 – a professional index of people shaping the fashion industry

September 30, 2019

Dr Gregory Altman & Dr Rebecca Lacouture are part of the BoF 500

The co-founders are pioneering research into natural silk alternatives and received investment from Chanel.

September 16, 2019

Dr. Rebecca Lacouture named to Inc. Magazine’s Female Founders

Dr. Rebecca Lacouture was honored to be named to the Inc. Magazine Female Founders 100 list.

September 16, 2019

Dr Rebecca Lacouture named to Inc. Magazine’s Female Founders 100

Chanel backed her silkworm-sourced healthier fabric care.

September 09, 2019

Activated Silk Technology Receives Honorable Mention in 2019 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

Evolved By Nature’s green chemistry platform received recognition in the Health category.

September 09, 2019

Chanel Activated Silk™ Technology Receives Honorable Mention in 2019 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

Evolved By Nature’s green chemistry platform received recognition in the Health category.

September 01, 2019

Stabilized, Purified Silk Protein Serves As Green Chemistry Platform

Dr. Greg Altman goes into the chemistry of Activated Silk with Chemical Engineering Online.

August 26, 2019

Boston Startup Puts A New Spin On Silk, Replacing Petrochemicals In Clothing And Skincare

Greg Altman calls his company, Evolved By Nature, a “green chemical company,” because it’s using biotechnology to unlock one of nature’s most elegant chemistries — natural silk.

August 26, 2019

Boston Startup Puts A New Spin On Silk, Replacing Petrochemicals In Clothing And Skincare

Dr. Greg Altman speaks with Forbes about the potential of Activated Silk™ to replace toxic petrochemicals in consumer goods.

August 13, 2019

Why ‘Eco-Friendly’ Fast Food Takeout Bowls Might Be Unhealthy for you

Dr. Greg Altman discusses the history of PFAS and its widespread use in consumer products.

June 14, 2019

Native Shoes best on biodegradable fashion

Our Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Greg Altman comments on the future of biodegradable fashion.

June 11, 2019

Green Chemistry Company Evolved By Nature Welcomes Chanel As An Investor

Evolved By Nature is pleased to announce that Chanel has decided to invest in the company as part of Chanel’s strategy of investing in green technology.

June 11, 2019

Chanel Looks to Green Technology Investments

The luxury giant has invested in green chemistry start up Evolved by Nature, reflecting a broader strategy of investing in clean technology.

June 04, 2019

Fibers, finishes take aim at textile waste reduction, circularity

Evolved By Nature is featured in a roundup of companies taking on chemicals in textiles.

May 31, 2019

It’s Time for Fashion to Remove Toxic Chemicals from Clothing

Evolved By Nature uses “activated silk” to give fabrics either moisture-wicking or water-resistant properties, or to give it a softer handfeel — replacing various toxic substances traditionally used on textiles.

May 13, 2019

From Supergoop to Drunk Elephant: Startups for Women, by Women

Dr. Rebecca Lacouture is featured as one of many amazing women leading beauty startups.

May 06, 2019

Women-Led Startups Inventing Women-Targeted Products? Now There’s an Idea

As female innovators start consumer-product businesses, they’re asking a new kind of question: “Is it good for me?”

April 26, 2019

This Silkworm-based Coating is a Replacement for the Toxic Chemicals on Our Clothes

Greg Altman, Evolved By Nature’s CEO and cofounder, and his cofounder, Rebecca Lacouture, are concerned about how our body is absorbing the chemicals we wear and touch, and how that affects public health at large.

March 18, 2019

8 Silk Skincare Products That Make Your Face Feel Like… Well, You Know

Dr. Greg Altman shares the unique properties of Activated Silk™ and how it’s different from other “silk-based” ingredients in skincare

December 10, 2018

Liquid Silk Supercharges Nylon Dry Rate by 35 Percent

Sourcing Journal explores the potential of Activated Silk™ technology applied to nylon.

October 24, 2018

Silk Inc. Nets $30M Series B Funding, Eyes Expansion Into Apparel

The investment round was led by Jeff Vinik, former manager of Fidelity’s Magellan Fund.

October 24, 2018

Silk Inc. Secures 30 Million in Funding Thanks to Alternative to Petroleum-Based Chemicals

Silk Inc., a biomaterials startup from Massachusetts, has secured 30 million US dollars earlier this month in an investment round which included the Kraft Group and Roy P. Disney. Using just silk cocoons and water, the company has developed [Activated] Silk, a natural replacement for petroleum-based finishing agents, additives and microplastics which are commonly used in the textile and cosmetics industries.

September 11, 2018

Silk Inc. is an Honoree in Fast Company’s 2018 Annual Innovation By Design Awards

The natural chemistry company joins 398 companies, projects and products from Google, Microsoft, Herman Miller, Carnegie Mellon, Nike, and others.

August 12, 2018

Skincare Made From Pure Liquid Silk Has Launched in the UK

A new range of beauty products containing pure silk have launched at Harrods.

August 10, 2018

The Science Behind Liquid Silk, a Sustainable Fiber

The founders of Silk Inc. created a proprietary pure liquefied silk ideal for use in skin care, textiles and medical products.

August 10, 2018

A Beauty Startup Has Launched Skincare Made from Pure Silk

Are silkworm cocoons the secret to baby-soft skin? That’s what Boston-based natural chemistry firm Silk Therapeutics is betting on.

December 11, 2017

This Natural Liquid Silk is Starting to Replace Oil-Based Plastic

There’s a lot of retro-chemicals in products we put on or in our bodies. This company wants to replace it with a new form of silk.