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This week on Radio Cade… Raha Saremi joins host James Di Virgilio to discuss how her company, EcoaTEX, is disrupting the highly pollutive textile industry by using natural materials to develop sustainable products for dying, coating, and finishing textiles.

Saremi and her team developed fabric treatment methods that uses 90% less water and fewer harmful chemicals than traditional techniques: “The good thing about our method is you don’t need to have any specific type of equipment in order to use the method, we can just modify and adjust the existing textile manufacturing equipment and use it with our technology.”

In this episode, Saremi shares the experiences that inspired her to change the textile industry. She discusses how aspiring entrepreneurs need resilience, even if it means exploring avenues that hadn’t considered before.

Raha Saremi, Ph.D., is an inventor, entrepreneur, experienced polymer, fiber, and textile scientist, and consultant specializing in circular fashion and sustainable and innovative textiles.

Dr. Saremi serves as a research lab manager in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors (TMI) at the University of Georgia, as well as chief scientific officer (CSO) of Phoenxt, an international textile recycling company.

Dr. Saremi founded EcoaTEX in 2018 and won second place in the 2021 Cade Prize for Innovation.

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