Aaron Nesser

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Basic Info
Wild Gift Class Year: 
2019
Better World Expertise: 
Conservation & Stewardship
Sustainable Food & Agriculture
Current Occupation: 
CEO & Co-Founder @ AlgiKnit
Impacts of My Work: 
Offsetting CO2 Emissions - Kelp farming absorbs and stores carbon dioxide
Creating safe manufacturing methods - Fiber production does not require or release toxic chemicals
Eliminating microfiber pollution - Washing and wearing releases no persistent microfibers or microplastic
Eliminating waste - AlgiKnit products are compostable and ocean degradable

AlgiKnit is a material solution company creating algae-derived yarns for textiles that are sustainable, cost competitive and fit into a circular economy.

Aaron grew up in Minneapolis with a love for the outdoors and a deep concern for the environment. With degrees in biology and industrial design, his work has spanned man industries including municipal composting, farming, and aerospace garment design. He co-founded AlgiKnit on the idea that solving plastic pollution requires new materials  that are designed to decompose. Aaron lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.