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Insiya Jafferjee

Co-Founder & CEO at Shellworks

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Employees 6–20
Headquarters Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Shellworks produces a new generation of materials and packaging that are like plastic in performance but zero-waste wherever they end up.

Shellworks wants to materialize a better future by eliminating plastic pollution. The company produces a material called Vivomer, which is made by microbes in a fermentation process and naturally decomposes in a variety of end-of-life scenarios.

Shellworks supplies the personal care industry today and plans to move into larger markets. The company is continuously innovating new sustainable materials to address packaging challenges that cannot be addressed with traditional plastic packaging.

Notable Achievements

  • Raised 8Mn USD to date including leading investors such as LocalGlobe, Founder Collective, and Third Sphere
  • Vivomer in use with brands including Haeckels and Sana Jardin
  • Vivomer recognized in report in the UNEP Plastic Pollution Treaty as a substitute to petroleum plastics

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

May 20, 2024

Insiya Jafferjee: 'What keeps me optimistic is that most people want to make impactful change'

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March 4, 2024

Unreasonable Impact announces new roster of ventures for UK & Europe programme

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