THE SECRET OF SILK
One day, resting under the shade of the white mulberry tree, China’s “Yellow Empress” was transfixed by a cocoon that fell into her teacup and began to unravel. The Empress located the source of the cocoon – the mulberry silk moth – and began cultivating silkworms. According to legend, she invented the reel and loom to weave the threads into vibrant fabric. This 5000-year-old story tells of the discovery of silk and the beginning of sericulture.
For 5000 years, silk fibres have been woven to create the most sought after and beautiful fabrics. Silk was once a closely guarded secret. Today, it is cultivated and woven around the world. Yet the silkworm continues to amaze us.
Science has identified two remarkable proteins in the sheath protecting the silk fibres: sericin and fibroin.
Both proteins have demonstrated exceptional properties that few natural ingredients can offer, with proven therapeutic, biomedical, and cosmetic use.
Seritech has developed a solution to produce sericin and fibroin with uniform molecular properties and overcome supply, quality, and cost constraints.
Our vision is to create
that make a real impact:
social, health, economic, and environmental.
OUR VISION IS TO BECOME THE MARKET LEADER IN SILK PROTEINS BY UPCYCLING SILK AND OFFERING EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTS THAT MAKE AN IMPACT.
To operate an efficient, sustainable, and ethical industrial process, from farmer to consumer, upcycling unexploited silk by-products and producing powerful silk proteins.
SeriTech is the result of our founder’s willingness to embrace the natural properties found in silk production, enhancing a long family heritage in the silk industry. We have developed a scalable process to supply these proteins to brands who produce cosmetics and bio-medical products, and companies that leverage the properties of sericin and fibroin for multi-domain applications.
OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
SeriTech has a secure supply of raw material through our relationship with the largest silk producer in Thailand. We have assembled a collective of thousands of farms to supply silk proteins in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner. This ensures quality control and reduces costs.
We have perfected our extraction process and control every step. This guarantees uniform molecular properties, quality, and supply. We promote and use silk proteins in skin and hair care products, as well as medical applications. These technologically advanced proteins are available to cosmetics and pharmaceutical brands.