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Founded in 2010, biov8tion has a reputable legacy of facilitating and delivering sustainable innovation across the textile industry.  

Biov8tion supports big-thinking,

purpose-led organisations,

as a flexible and independent Innovation Enabler.

Led by founder Sophie Mather, biov8tion draws from more than two decades of global collaborations with partners, co-innovators and clients that range from the world’s biggest brands and retailers to emerging business start-ups and innovators, supply chain partners, academia, non-profits and government funded organisations.


The company has a track record of delivering results as a materials pioneer, strategic leader, network facilitator and business coach.  


The company is located in the UK and operates globally.


Our Legacy


Topic Pioneer

We work as  topic trail blazers in emerging areas of sustainable risk, such as, but not exclusive to Fibre Fragmentation and Biosynthetics, by building a compelling business case to garner industry support.

Work is underpinned by timely and science-driven groundwork to ensure inclusion within larger sustainability strategies.

Strategic Leadership

As Founder of The Microfibre Consortium, strategic leadership can be evidenced through the creation, development and leadership of a textile science-based NGO.  

Strategically this has covered both the formation of company governance and a clear and measurable topic agenda  (The Microfibre Consortium 2030 Roadmap).

Network Building & Facilitation

We inspire and convene the global fashion and textile industry in key emerging topics through the value of the collective.  

Biosynthetics – In 2015 we formed and led the Textile Exchange Biosynthetic Working Group convening brands, NGO’s, industry associations and suppliers in accelerating the topic into both the larger industry and more specific company strategies.

Fibre Fragmentation – Under The Microfibre Consortium agenda, we developed a transparent and cross industry accountability platform with The Microfibre 2030 Commitment. This commitment has provided a transparent industry narrative on it's progress. 

The Team


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Sophie brings a wealth of knowledge and curiosity of textiles into her work,

with her on the ground experience underpinned by a BA and MSc in textiles.


Prior to founding biov8tion, Sophie served as Global Director of Advanced Materials for Nike USA

and led Nike Asia Pacific Innovation.


Alongside biov8tion she is the founder of The Microfibre Consortium,

where she supports today in an advisory capacity. 


Sophie Mather
Founder and Chief Innovation Enabler
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