Bozoma Saint John
Trailblazing Brand Marketing Executive; Former CMO at Netflix and Endeavor, CBO at Uber, and Marketing Executive at Apple Music and PepsiCo
Speaker Suzanne Lee is a pioneer of biotechnology for consumer products and founder of Biofabricate, a global network that serves the needs of biomaterial innovators, investors, and consumer brands. She is a special advisor to Parley For The Oceans on biomaterials, a TED Senior Fellow, and a Launch Material Innovator, and has authored the book 'Fashioning the Future: tomorrow’s wardrobe'.
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Innovation speaker Suzanne Lee, an innovative designer with a passion for biotechnology, has made a name for herself by pushing the boundaries of traditional fashion with her concept of “Biocouture.” Lee has been a pioneer of sustainable fashion since 2003, when she began creating materials for the fashion industry using microbes. Her groundbreaking work has led to the founding of Biofabricate, a global network that supports biomaterial innovators, investors, and consumer brands. With a vision of “A sustainable material world. Built with biology, not oil,” Biofabricate is at the forefront of the movement towards more eco-friendly, sustainable materials.
In addition to her work with Biofabricate, speaker Suzanne Lee is the author of Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe, a book that explores the intersection of fashion and biotechnology. She is also a special advisor to Parley For The Oceans on biomaterials, a TED Senior Fellow, and a Launch Material Innovator, which is an initiative of NASA, Nike, USAID and the US State Department. Her five-year tenure as Chief Creative Officer of Modern Meadow, a materials startup in New York, has cemented her reputation as a leading figure in the field of sustainable materials. Through her work, Lee continues to promote the use of biology as a means of creating a more sustainable future.
Suzanne shares the latest breakthroughs in the field of biofabrication and envisions a world where we can create sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to replace major sources of waste, such as plastic and cement. By growing clothes from microbes, furniture from living organisms, and creating buildings with exteriors like tree bark, Lee shows how biofabrication can help us achieve a more sustainable future.
Suzanne Lee shares her insights on the future of fashion. She explores the emerging field of biofabrication and how it can help replace traditional sources of waste with sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives. Through her compelling examples of growing clothes from microbes and materials from living organisms, Suzanne Lee shows how fashion can be transformed for a better future.
Suzanne Lee explores the exciting possibilities of growing materials from microbes to create sustainable alternatives to traditional manufacturing methods. She shares her vision for a future where we replace plastic and other harmful materials with eco-friendly and biodegradable solutions, and explains how biofabrication could revolutionize multiple industries, including fashion, furniture, and construction.
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