Orlando startup to turn seaweed into leather

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Soarce LLC hopes the hottest new shoes of 2023 are made from leather -- seaweed leather to be exact.

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The Orlando-based startup can turn seaweed in a high-function leather that can be fashioned into apparel and shoes while still 100% renewable.

Led by University of Central Florida alumni and mentored through the leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator in Orlando, Soarce this year will begin early manufacturing of its innovative material.

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