REVOterial C2C technology

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REVOterial C2C technology : Triple bottom line C2C plug-&-play solutions for mass manufacturing

Los Angeles, United StatesChina
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$500,000 - $1 million
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Developing 100% renewable materials designed to minimize the toxicity of the fashion industry efficiently and cost effectively, through existing research directly with brands and mass-manufacturers. Achieving a triple bottom line that is entirely C2C based and fully plug-&-play.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if fashion manufacturing wasn't the second largest polluter in the world, what is it was completely renewable?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Fashion as an industry is the second largest polluter in the world, it harms our local manufacturing communities, it makes people sick, and already caused irreversible damage to our planet. The average athletic shoe for example, is made from over 99 materials (considering all the glues, dyes, materials and composites). That is absurd and can be easily simplified. This related back to all fashion products that goes all the way back to farming.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

At REVOterial we are reworking the system to allow for renewable chemicals to replace carcinogenic and harmful materials to be replaced by natural based and renewable technology simplifying the process and doing it all for existing production methods. We are working with colleges and universities alone side brands and manufacturing experts to create plug and play solutions for existing production methods. This is done through sponsored research and interfacing of existent IP. REVOterial conducted many compliance testings for misc processes and product development projects and currently working with brands for our first to-market productions. Our premier technology is called Silxt, replacing generic and toxic plastics, rubber, foams, etc.

Awards

IF SoCal 2014 award recipient ($25K Long Beach, CA)
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

REVOterial's primer technology Silxt, would reduce the usage of over 50% of the harmful chemicals used in today's footwear, bags, cases, and other fashion products used today. Silxt utilizes natural cellulose to replace harmful polymers found in plastics, rubbers, foams, and others. While replacing these composites the product methods would not be changed at all, aside from savings in water consumption, electricity, and heat release. Silxt would impact the following filed, toxicity, sourcing, health risk management issues, freight, customs, electricity/ water usage. It will also benefits organic farming, local manufacturing around the world, offer tax benefits to companies and reduce existing environmental impact in many regions globally.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

REVOterial is still in the final development stages of Silxt and will be producing the first large scale batch, for a recognized USA based brand later this year. Through testing stages Silxt has shown to have a significant impact in the sustainability and C2C evaluation of the material itself, production method, and after-life recyclability potential as the end material is 100% organic and renewable.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Silxt is a perfect example of a technology that could completely reshape the fashion industry by eliminating harmful materials from the production methods of footwear, bags, cases, luggage, accessories, and other produces. Silxt reflects a triple bottom line (people, plant, profit). By reducing health risk management issues and allowing for healthy practices Silxt will change the lives of many works globally. Along side workers it will improve sustainable production methods and eliminate pollution, and reduce costs of materials, manufacturing and allow local production in mass manufactures.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

REVOterial has a full business plan that is available per request

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

REVOterial is the only fully Cradle-to-Cradle material development company in the material space of fashion manufacturing, we are seeking others to partner and collaborate with. We are moving away from conventional recycling technology to present 100% renewable solutions for the next 100 years. Most sustainability departments run into road blocks in most corporations and governments that are caused by monetary interest and lobbying, we want to break that chain and impact real innovation and change.
Team

Founding Story

REVOterial is led by founder and developer Yotam Solomon as Chief Executive Officer. By the age of 20, Yotam graduated with a BA from the fashion institute of design and merchandising in Los Angeles, CA and at the same time established his own sustainable luxury brand. Yotam was the youngest fashion designer to showcase in Los Angeles Fashion Week, and ever since has continuously raised awareness to environmental and political campaigns through his work. Mr. Solomon has created full collections that pushed the envelope in eco-practices, and has worked on major design campaigns with various brands and prominent corporations which lead him look further and create REVOterial.

Team

REVOterial is composted on eight full time executives, and other consultants and part time employes. Collectively the executive team has over 90 years experience working in the fashion manufacturing space. Sales function will be directed by Mr. Rick Mahmud who has over 25 years of experience directing large scale budget sales and product sourcing for accessory material companies including Nike, Inc. Product development will be directed by Mr. John McNeill who has over 29 years of experience directing chemical engineering for Nike Inc. REVOterial has a unique system where industry experts work along side university professors and post doctoral professionals through sponsored research to maximize results and reduce costs. Silxt’s management team includes a team of scientists and an advisory board that manages operations, product lifecycle, marketing, governmental relations etc.
Value Chain: Where does your work fit into the apparel value chain? [check all that apply]

Raw Materials, Manufacturing, Consumption.

Your Role: What is your relationship to the apparel industry? [check all that apply]

Advocate/Organizer, Brand Representative, Designer, Technologist.

Target Population: What stakeholder groups do you engage or empower in your work? [check all that apply]

Brands, Consumers, Corporations, Designers, Farmer or Farmer Associations, Factory Owners, Retailers - Mass-merchandise Chain, Sourcing Manager / Supply Chain Manager, Supplier - contractor, Supplier - subcontractor, Trading Companies.

● Intervention Focus: What are you trying to achieve / influence? [check all that apply]

Environmentally Sustainable Practices.

Lever for Change: Select up to 3 ways your work is helping to transform the industry.

Data, Standards, Technology.

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers?

Hidden from View: Conditions in Forests, Farms, and Factories are Only Visible to a Select Few, A Job is Not Enough: Low-Income Workers Cannot Secure Long-Term Well-Being, Consumers Aren't Motivated to Care: Neither Compelling Reasons Nor Easy Means to Change Consumption Habits.

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below?

Unite More than Voice: Tap into Community Capital and Collective Resources, Activate Local Know-how for Driving Solutions: Build Opportunities for Workers to Become Leaders, Disrupt Business as Usual: Target Key Players Who Can Influence the Bottom Line, Transform the Chain into a Web: Link Unlikely Sectors that Open New Pathways to Sustainability.

Innovation Inspiration: When you first conceived of your project, did you think of it as applicable to the apparel industry?

yes

If you answered "no" to the previous question, which industry was your project originally aimed at transforming?

● Replicating in the Apparel Industry: If your project didn't initially target the apparel industry, how are you specifically tailoring it to do so now?
Are you nurturing or inspiring others to be changemakers? If so, how?

Yes, raising awareness through our research and marketing

● Tell us about the partnerships that enhance your approach. How have you collaborated with others in the industry to increase your impact?

Yes, numerous environmental groups, sourcing and distribution companies, manufacturers, designers, and brands