Nature's Recipe Book

Our mission is to enable everyone, everywhere to participate in the
next generation of materials.


materials in your kitchen, Fab Lab or Makerspace. Our recipes use locally abundant natural ingredients and life-friendly chemistry. Plastics and composites you can cook on the stove, mold, laser cut, and 3D print.


products to be part of a circular economy using data on material performance.


our community of designers, scientists, engineers and artists who develop, test, and locally adapt our open source recipes.

Read Our Story

Imagine if all our materials were nutrients.

Step into a forest. Dive under the ocean. All the biomass around you - all the living and dying and building of habitat - is a vast and continual production of materials. And yet forests have no landfill, the ocean no waste water. For billions of years, plants and animals have evolved to make materials with a particular set of ingredients and techniques that other organisms know how to source, use, breakdown, and use again.

It’s time we took notes.

We envision a world where our plastics and composites nourish living systems. Where global supply chains are replaced by nested nutrient networks that regenerate local and regional economies and ecosystems.

Help us plant the seeds for a new generation of materials.

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