Biomaterials
Fabrica X
05
Jan
2023
03
Jul
2023
INFORMATION
date

Jan 5 – July 3

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12:00 – 19:00 Weekdays
12:00 – 20:00 Weekends

venue

Fabrica X

Shop 108, 1/F, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Most consumer goods in stores are made from synthetic fibers derived from fossil fuel, a worrying issue contributing to more greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation. Every second, an estimated one rubbish truck of textile waste ends up in landfills or incinerated yearly, contributing to releasing greenhouse gas emissions as they decompose.

'Biomaterials' are a promising solution for the future to accelerate sustainable innovations in the material space. Scientists and industry are collaborating to develop alternatives such as 100% biodegradable material from fruit waste to shift our value chain towards circularity.

Join our tactile journey with Biomaterials, brought to you by Fabrica X and Fidelity International, through our curated selection of game-changing Material Innovators, selected Sustainable Brands commercializing innovative materials and immersive nature-based workshops at the forefront of different industry. Both Fidelity International and Fabrica X believe in the importance of building a more sustainable future by cultivating an eco-conscious mindset.

The future of sustainability is a paradigm shift starting in industries and businesses and shaping consumer behaviours. The naturally culminated collaborative partnership between Fabrica X and Fidelity International identified one of the key drivers to a more sustainable future is Biomaterials, which encourages regenerative practices, utilizing waste and microbiology to create a more sustainable future.

The program is brought to you by Fabrica X, sponsored by Fidelity International and our Knowledge Partner Biofabricate, and supported by Lenzing Group.

Find out more about our partners

Fidelity International

Fidelity International offers investment solutions and services and retirement expertise to more than 2.87 million customers globally. As a privately held, purpose-driven company with a 50-year heritage, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Operating in more than 25 locations and with $613.3 billion in total assets, our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals. At Fidelity, we are committed to invest for a better future for our community. Therefore, we take an active approach on sustainable investing, aiming to steer companies towards decisions that will positively impact for the greater good. Our approach is built on integration, engagement as well as collaboration that aim to enhance long-term investment returns while managing risk for our clients. 

Source: Fidelity International, as at 30 September 2022.

Biofabricate

Biofabricate's vision is 'Our material world. Built with biology'- bringing insights and expertise to drive sustainable biomaterial innovation for all sectors through their global network of startups, brands, and investors.

Lenzing Group

The Lenzing Group is known for its ecologically responsible production of specialty fibers made from renewable raw material, wood. The Lenzing Group's high-quality fibers are offered under the TENCEL™, TENCEL™ LUXE, LENZING™ ECOVERO™, and VEOCEL™ brands. The textile applications range from general apparel to high-performance sportswear and other products.  

What's more?

Fabrica X is on a mission to support Material Innovators and Sustainable Brands, providing solutions to divert product reliance on synthetic materials. Explore a range of game-changing Material Innovators – Bananatex, Bell Society, Biophilica, Colorifix, Huue, Life Materials, Peelsphere, Tomtex, Tungga Group and Salty Co – accelerating solutions for the future with sustainable alternative materials such as organic waste, nature-based, biological process to traceable linen for textile and lifestyle products. 

Discover our uniquely curated selection of sustainable pieces using nature-based alternative materials that are one-of-a-kind items to advocate the experience of sustainable living that is less harmful to the environment. Explore some of the most innovative brands from Hong Kong to Switzerland – A New Leaf, AMMA, Bell Society, Genesis, Just Peachy, and Lono. Tungga Studios, Ways Out, 1 People – changing how we indulge in being more conscious and investing in long-lasting pieces.