Public School’s Lab-Brewed Bio-Leather Sneakers

Through Slow Factory’s One x One science incubator program, Public School NY teamed up with Dr Theanne Schiros (of Columbia University and FIT) to make sneakers designed from leather grown in a natural fermentation process. The method (similar to how kombucha is made)  results in a material that can be formed to any mold, without excess—drastically reducing the waste produced. “The idea of a bacterially …

MOLD: a New Magazine About the Future of Food

Launched in 2013, MOLD is now embarking on one of their most exciting endeavors to date: a print magazine. Focused on the future of food (somewhat anchored by the UN’s prediction that by 2030 there will be more people on Earth than food to feed them), the publication will be much more than a glossy mag about trendy recipes. MOLD promises to be highly researched, …