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MaterialWise Adds Experienced Technical Director to Leadership Team

MaterialWise is pleased to announce that Josh Ford will join the organization as Technical Director, effective immediately. In this role, Josh will oversee MaterialWise’s software products and related technology. He will lead the creation and implementation of the organization’s chemical-hazard screening tool and chemical hazard alternative portfolios application. Read more
Nike Launches Circular Design Guide Featuring MaterialWise

Iconic sneaker and apparel producer Nike has released an open-source circular design guide, created to give its fashion-industry peers a common language for sustainable design. The guide highlights MaterialWise as a source for hazard data and safer alternatives that unlock the economic potential of the circular economy. Circularity aims to show that sustainability is a catalyst for innovation rather than a constraint. Read more
Lauren Heine Joins MaterialWise, Enhancing Science, Data and Collaboration Capabilities

MaterialWise is pleased to announce that Dr. Lauren Heine has joined the organization as Director of Safer Materials & Data Integrity. A pioneering leader in the field of green chemistry, Heine brings decades of experience and leadership in green chemistry and engineering, alternatives assessment and multi-stakeholder collaboration which will accelerate MaterialWise’s efforts to enable a prosperous, toxic-free future for people, the planet and commerce. Read more
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H&M Joins MaterialWise Co-design Partners, Adding Global Fashion-Industry Expertise

H&M has joined MaterialWise and its co-design partners, adding the experience of one of the world’s biggest fashion companies to transform the information manufacturers have available to select safe and circular materials. By collaborating as a partner, H&M joins a collection of organizations taking action to equip companies of all types to choose the very best materials for their customers, employees and the planet. Read more
MacArthur Foundation Design Guide Now Features MaterialWise Chemical Screening Tool

Companies, organizations and consumers are increasingly motivated to make and use products sustainably, driving circular-economy principles to the forefront of design thinking. New Safe & Circular modules added to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Design Guide and featuring MaterialWise’s chemical hazard screening tool expand the guide’s offerings to make that shift easier for designers and companies ready to take action. Read more
MaterialWise Recognized in Google, Ellen MacArthur Report on Circular Economy

Google and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation have released a new paper discussing the role of safer chemistry and better materials selection in the circular economy. The paper identifies MaterialWise as a leader in providing the transparent, verified, and affordable data manufacturers need to make products suited for the circular economy. Obstacles to safer materials include the cost and difficulty of assessing chemical hazards and finding safe alternatives, the report said. Read more