Vegan leather startup gets nod from WEF


In New Jersey, vegan leather maker Modern Meadow has been included in The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers for 2018 list.

The WEF’s list recognizes 61 companies for design and development of “potentially world-changing innovations and technologies,” according to New Jersey’s ROI.

Modern Meadow has developed Zoa, a biobased leather-like material that does not include defects normally found in animal hides.

“Innovation comes from all corners of the earth and from a very diverse group of entrepreneurs, and with this selection we recognize that,” said Cheryl Martin, head of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and member of the managing board at the WEF. “The next step is to help these Pioneers bring their solutions to complex world-critical problems to global markets and to take action for the public good.”