More about Shikha Shah

Shikha Shah is the Founder and CEO of AltMat, a company that converts agriculture waste of certain kinds into sustainable materials for industrials like textiles and packaging. The company has successfully moved from lab to industrial scale production and is supported by Fashion For Good Accelerator backed by companies like Kering, Adidas, PVH, Bestseller etc. 


Shikha has graduated with meritorious performance in Business and Entrepreneurship for colleges like Babson and has experience ranging from working in family businesses, start-ups from America, Europe and India, NGO, Chairman’s team at an MNC to founding her own companies. 


She has been the youngest to receive a Women Transforming India Award by Niti Ayog and United nations. She has been conferred Rajeev Circle Fellowship, Atal Innovation Medal, Beta Gama Sigma award, GUSEC fellowship etc. She is one the 40 young leaders fighting against climate action under India Climate collaborative supported by Tata Trusts, WWF, etc. 

AltMat is a materials science company, converting waste into alternative materials for industries like textiles and packaging. The Alt Fibres are the natural bio materials made from agricultural wastes, bio-mass of food plants. It solves the dual problem of Textile Material Pollution and Agriculture waste.

AltMat’s proprietary processes are highly sustainably and supports regenerative ecosystem. One of their first launched materials has roots in hemp seed oil and cannabis plants. These materials are credited to save millions of liters of water/ton of production as compared to cotton, has no issues of microplastics like polyester and has improved functional performances. 

The company is also a part of global organizations that work for good of fashion like Fashion For Good which is backed by Adidas, Bestseller, Kering, PVH etc, It is one of the 40 young leader backed solution fighting climate changed under India Climate Collaborated supported by Tata Trusts, WWF etc. and is a member of Textile Exchange community. 


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