At the beginning of October, Authentic Material welcomed its customers and partners to its brand new facility in Portet sur Garonne, a few minutes south of Toulouse. The area containing administrative buildings and A 700m² factory Designed for warehousing, manufacturing, prototyping and R&D parts, it’s been outfitted and outfitted thanks to the company’s recent fundraising efforts from historic partners and Chanel’s entry into capital.
This site, which has been installed since January and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year, Authentic Material defines itself as a designer of extraordinary natural materials obtained from the collection of noble materials doomed to destruction.. Thanks to its unique technologies and know-how, the company transforms scraps, by-products, waste, useless or unwanted products into high value-added materials that luxury homes can reuse.
this is the first pilot unit It aims to scale up production technology for recycled natural materials, especially leather. The plant is sized for this annual leather processing capacity of 100 to 150 tonsAll machines and tools are designed and manufactured to measure.
Luxury houses, investors, strategic and technical partners came together to explore the path to the industrial version of the material during an extensive visit to the site. On this occasion, processing partners from Italy, France and Germany came to demonstrate the application potential of materials in Authentic Material technology: packaging (Gainerie 91), accessories and components (Kocher Buttons, MTWH), heels (Topy, Moda), soles (Topy) , customization of materials (Most), etc.
Founded in 2016 by Vincent MennyAuthentic Material is based on expertise in the chemistry of natural proteins and patented technologies and processes for the breakdown and recombination of organic materials from the animal (skin, horn, bark), plant (wood, roots, coffee) world. ) and mineral (precious stones), especially thanks to the modular thermopressing system. Authentic Material’s technology, 100% natural and lossless treatmentThis allows companies in the luxury and artistic craft industry to step up their efforts in terms of valuing their scrap or unsold products.circular economy.