Eco-Friendly Use of Leather
Andras Forgac Keynotes - The Andras Forgac talk on biofabrication advocates for tissue engineering in leather and food...
This biofabrication talk teaches about the use of cells to grow biological products. This is already common practice in the medical field, where tissue and organs like skin are replicated. This same technology can be used humanely and sustainably, and is easily scalable to other industries like food and leather production.
Forgacs considers leather a "gate-way" item, as people are more comfortable wearing a novelty item rather than ingesting it. Biofabricated leather can have all the same characteristics of true leather, since it's made of the same cells. It's possible not only to mimic natural products, but to improve upon them and make them more customizable to fit human needs.
Furthermore, biofabrication is eco-friendly, efficient, humane and allows for endless creativity.