Checkerspot is designing with biology to create bio-based performance materials and products. Trouble is, many factories are a black box and are resistant to adopting new materials. Brands are hungry to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace and companies need to meet aggressive ESG goals. And, now more than ever, consumers are demanding more sustainable alternatives but what happens when adoption of these alternatives, especially in big, global factories, remains slow and muddy?
— Charles Dimmler (Co-founder & CEO, Checkerspot, Inc.)