Next-generation sustainable leather

Better for you, better for the world

A new material based on cutting edge technology

Opening the door to a greener industry

The latest advances in biological engineering allow us to culture leather without raising, slaughtering and transporting animals. At Next-Gen Leather we take advantage of applied biotechnology and synthetic biology to develop novel biomaterials free of animal harm that also address pressing global challenges, like circular economy and local production.

We aim to create more efficient methods of industrial manufacturing at small and large scales. Our focus is set at providing a material whose creation and processing are energy efficient and independent of location.

We have successfully designed and developed a proprietary biotechnological process to produce a next-generation material with very similar characteristics to animal leather. Its mechanical properties and appearance, after its processing, mimic leather.

Set for the future

The benefits of bacteria-made leather

Eco-conscious, durable and versatile: that’s our biobased material. With its foundation in biotechnology, our material brings unique advantages to the leather industry. Not only does it fulfil current needs, but goes one step further, opening up new avenues for customization, allowing us to create materials with specific properties tailored to various industries and applications.

By harnessing the power of biotechnology, we are not only revolutionising leather production but also paving the way for a more sustainable and adaptable future in materials engineering.


Leather goods
Home goods
Book/Stationery Binding

Feel the difference

A new way to experience leather

The touch and feel of our material evokes a sensation practically indistinguishable from natural-sourced leather. As you run your fingers over its surface, you feel a flexible, smooth texture that gives a sense of luxury and elegance. The material’s natural pattern is unique and authentic, making each piece one-of-a-kind. As you hold it in your hands, you notice a comforting weight, a sign of its durability and sturdiness.

Leading the way through innovation

Technology endorsed by the European Union

As recognition of this innovative approach, we’ve been granted under the EU SME Instrument program Phase 1. Furthermore, in 2022 we have also received an EU Seal of Excellence, a quality label given to highly innovative companies at the international level.

The makers behind

Meet our team

Next-Gen Leather has a strong scientific foundation. We count on highly experienced microbiologists and synthetic biologists at the forefront of innovation. Our research experience in life sciences is met with a strong determination for sustainable production and vast knowledge in materials science.