Sep 26, 2022
IndieBio’s TômTex hits the runway with “leather” made from food waste
TômTex Co. creates plastic-free, 100% naturally biodegradable alternatives to synthetic and animal leathers made from seashell or mushrooms waste. Source: TômTex Co.

IndieBio’s biomaterial company TômTex Co. (NY03 2021) recently appeared on the runway in Peter Do’s first-ever menswear collection, according to Hypebeast’s article “Here’s a Closer Look at Peter Do’s “Green Chemistry” Used in His SS23 Show”.

Do partnered with TômTex to create leather-like materials from shrimp and mushroom food waste, demonstrating a sustainable step forward in clothing production.

Speaking on TômTex’s collaboration with Peter Do, TômTex founder and CEO Uyen Tran told Hypebeast: “We could not have asked for a better partner than Peter Do to introduce our first garments made from seashell waste and mushrooms to the global community. I worked for Peter in the early years of his brand. The philosophy he adopted for fashion and the way he prioritized community and people has profoundly impacted my view of the material world.”