Myra is the Co-founder and CEO of ALT TEX – a biomaterials startup creating circular textiles re-engineered from food waste. Coming from a family background in textile manufacturing, Myra is dedicated to radically disrupting the unethical and unsustainable $2.5 trillion fashion industry.
Prior to ALT TEX, Myra held corporate roles in sales and marketing at Fortune 500 companies, before founding fluidic – a women’s empowerment social enterprise. Prior to fluidic, Myra founded FarmBox, a Hult Prize-backed, AI micro-farming technology that enabled food sustainability in refugee camps.
With $3M in funding, Myra is now working with her team to refine the ALT TEX food-to-fabric innovation as they work on taking the polyester-replacement technology global in the coming years.