When asked how they would like their company to evolve in the future, the SaltyCo team members proudly state that one of the things that they have thought a lot about recently is in choosing who they want to collaborate with from an agricultural perspective, and how they could help those in the sector. “This is not just about taking a space and using it to grow our plants and create textiles, it’s about working with local communities and farmers, and exploring how we can help them in return,” says Nelufar. “This way of collaborating can really help different societies around the world. So I believe this is definitely something we would like to focus on in the future,” he continues. Julian steps in, saying, “When we grow plants, we use sewage or seawater, and we do it on land that is not currently used for food or anything like that. Lately, we have seen huge tracts of land being increasingly exposed to salt due to climate change and rising sea levels which reduces soil fertility, so what we do is reach out to farmers whose yields are declining year after year.”
SaltyCo places transparency and stewardship at the heart of their mission, making their products better for people and better for the planet. With their products expanding and reaching a wider audience, the company is becoming increasingly impactful in its mission to be more planet-positive. “At the moment, we are starting to cooperate with the fashion industry, but there are so many other industries interested in different types of textiles, such as the automation and household goods industries. So hopefully, in a few years, we will also be entering this market,” says Antonia, radiating ambition and determination for the whole SaltyCo team.