NUVI Releaf

Start-up Profile

Founded: 2018

5Country: Germany

Number of employees: 10

Main focus areas/active in: 

  • Apparel / Fashion / Textiles
  • Bio Based Materials


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Which input provides your business model/core technology towards a bio-based economy?

NUVI Releaf delivers a plant-based leather alternative to make a contribution towards sustainable, fair-trade and cruelty-free fashion. Building on fairtrade and highly controlled tobacco and flax fibre, our Releaf product features a significantly reduced CO2 footprint compared to conventional genuine and faux leather, zero toxins, PETA-certification and ability for a cradle-to-cradle lifecyle.

Which market/clients do you address and which short-/long-term goals do you have?

Primarily, we are addressing the fashion market. Perspectively, our material is also suited for furniture, automotive and further industries in need of sustainable leather alternatives. By Q1/2021, we will finalize product and production testing and start scaled roll-out for first mover clients. Until 2023, we plan to deliver to clients across industries and launch licensed production of our material.

What makes your approach unique compared to other stakeholders in this field?

NUVI Releaf’s product is modular and IP-protected. Modularity allows us to customize characteristics for clients based on preferences from 100% natural ingredients and cradle-to-cradle lifecycle to advanced durability and performance while still remaining >90% natural. Based on our patents, we are able to protect our economic stakes and ability to scale via licensing.

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Florian Schwendner

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