Unreasonable Fellows

Jennifer Keane

CEO & Co-Founder at Modern Synthesis

Jennifer is an Unreasonable Fellow. Jennifer was part of Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2022 (Nov - Dec).
Jen Keane is the co-founder and CEO of Modern Synthesis, a London based biomaterial company connecting the dots between biology, material science and design to craft the next generation of biomaterials for the fashion industry. The company's ‘microbial weaving’ process employs microbes to grow a strong, lightweight cellulose-based composite material that is naturally biodegradable, and offers unique potential for customization.
Driven by a love of textiles, aspirations of circularity, and a deep appreciation for human creativity, she believes that a closer dialogue between science, design and industry is essential in bringing real change to our material value systems and means of production.