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Material science company that makes planet-positive textiles.
Textiles are damaging the planet by accelerating climate change, creating mountains of plastic pollution whilst consuming vast amounts of land and other precious natural resources. In fact, 60-80% of an apparel brand’s total environmental-footprint comes from the materials it uses.
SaltyCo is a material science company that harnesses regenerative agriculture to create planet-positive textiles. Our first product, BioPuff, is a plant-based fibrefill for use as an alternative to goose-down or synthetic fills. Not only is it warm, lightweight and naturally water-repellent, but BioPuff is also biodegradable, carbon negative and cruelty-free!
SaltyCo is a showcase of how powerful multi-disciplinary design and innovation can be when driven by a sole mission and vision. Our strength is in our diversity; we have backgrounds in fashion, design, engineering and chemistry. We are also from two different hemispheres, spanning three different languages and four different countries. SaltyCo has proven that we have the technical knowledge to develop an exceptional product and the strategic expertise to align our interests with current trends and partners.
SaltyCo has: - Raised a pre-seed round early 2021. - Been awarded a £306,000 InnovateUK SMART Grant. - Developed our first product, BioPuff®, with capsule launch in October with YOOX Net-A-Porter. - Won £75,000 through competition and accelerator awards. - Tested our supply-chain from seed to end-product. - Gained significant customer and press traction.
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We are looking to raise £300k for our seed round. S/EIS Eligible.
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SaltyCo. is the trading name of SALTYCO LTD incorporated and registered in England & Wales with company number 12614828 whose registered office is at Flat 74c Sudbourne Road, London, England, SW2 5AH.
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Julian Ellis-Brown
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CEO of SaltyCo - reach out for collaborations and communications! Systems thinker and design engineer specialising in novel sustainable materials. Graduate from Imperial College London, the Royal College of Art and the University of Sheffield.
Nelly Taheri
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Nelly is an interdisciplinary designer, strategist and maker with a background in creative business strategy. She has experience managing projects in fashion, tech and social innovation. At saltyco Nelly leads operations and logistics to build a planet-positive supply chain, whilst designing commercialization strategies for scale.
Antonia Jara Contreras
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Antonia is an innovation designer, maker & researcher with years of integrated design experience in digital, product development, fashion, UX/UI, and innovation consultancy. At Saltyco Antonia leads our material design development as well as our sustainable department to ensure planet-positivity throughout our entire supply chain.
Finlay Duncan
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Finlay also holds a joint Masters in Innovation Design Engineering (MA/MSc) from ICL/RCA and a BSc (Hons) Chemistry from University of St Andrews. Professionally, Finlay worked as a Design Engineer at Imperial Consultants and has interned at a number of production companies including Circle Productions and Means of Production (Canada). In 2019, Finlay worked on designing a bespoke bio-mechanical system for Arborea. He applies his technical knowledge of manufacturing alongside an academic understading of agricultural, chemical and plant physiology as head of technology for SaltyCo. FD has won notable awards from Helen Hamlyn Design Awards, the TCS Award for Digital Inclusion and the WES Lunn Design Education Trust 4D Project Award for StaticType, a new typing system for users with physical disabilities.
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