Andrew Yip

PANGAIA / Head of Materials & Process Innovation

Andrew Yip leads the materials and process innovation function within the PANGAIA R&D team, focusing on sustainable technologies in the areas of biopolymers, carbon-capture and utilization, green chemistry, waterless processing, and regenerative agriculture/agroforestry. His academic background is in Materials Science and Physics, but since leaving school he has held various material development & commercialization roles at adidas and The North Face.

Andrew has contributed to a number of projects & patents such as the commercial launch of the world’s first fully-recyclable performance running shoe (adidas Made To Be Remade), the early development of the lowest carbon footprint performance running shoe (adidas x allbirds), one of the first engineered jacquard woven jackets in the outdoor industry (The North Face FuseForm), and numerous products that have been used in the harshest environments on Earth (The North Face Summit and Steep Series). In his spare time he likes to go rock climbing, hiking with his family, and learning new things.

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