founder Ankit Agarwal with Alia Bhatt

Alia invests in Kanpur based waste-flower recycling startup

Kanpur | Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has invested in, a start-up backed by IIT-Kanpur that converts floral waste into charcoal-free luxury incense products. Founded in 2017 by engineering graduate Ankit Agarwal, has also received Fair for Life – Fairtrade and Ecocert Organic & Natural certificates. Using its ‘flowercycling’ technology, the start-up has also launched […]

Now ‘Fleather’ – an alternative to animal leather

Kanpur: Phool.Co, backed by IIT-Kanpur, has been awarded the BIRAC Innovator Award 2021 for making ‘Fleather’, a bio alternative to animal leather. Fleather is made from temple flowers and farm waste while Phool is a brand owned by Kanpur Flowercycling Pvt. Ltd that was founded in 2017. Incubated at Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) at […]