“To do good, you actually have to do something”

Yvon Chouinard  /  reluctant businessman


Material Development Portfolio

Effekt shatters the myth that innovation and sustainability are mutually exclusive goals. Our portfolio of high-performance materials is proof.



AlgaMetrix® produces exceptionally effective antimicrobials that are solely derived from 100% renewable, non-GMO algae (patents pending). The aforementioned antimicrobials are third-party validated as 99.9999+% effective at inhibiting both ends of the pathogen spectrum, and equally effective at inhibiting the growth of fungi (mold and mildew).




Biode® is a patent-pending high performance fabric derived from bio-based feedstocks (GMO-free). For use in sportswear, activewear, and outerwear, it is the ideal replacement for synthetic fabric compositions—making garments more sustainable. Additionally, Biode® benefits from renewably sourced pigments and biopolymer pigment carriers for creating a truly compostable fabric solution.




BIÓM® is the world‘s first certified 100% biodegradable surfboard and watercraft foam. The patented production process uses converted locally-abundant sugarcane biomass (certified GMO-free) provided by Total Corbion, polymerized by Synbra Technology BV and expanded into rigid foam by Synprodo BV. 




BLOO is an American materials development firm based in San Diego, CA. We harvest wild algae from freshwater sources across the globe (like lakes, rivers, and ponds) at risk of algal bloom to manufacture a high-performance flexible foam that outcompetes the conventional petroleum-based foams available on the market today. All BLOOM® foams are certified hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, and BMAA-free.




CANNAVAS® provides all the warmth and softness of a natural textile, with a superior durability seldom found in other materials. The strong fibers make CANNAVAS® withstand harsh conditions—be it weather, work, or daily life.




Dropt® is a revolutionary new family of fabrics that does not require the use of water in the coloration process. Depending on the application, the fabric can be made entirely from a by-product of post-industrial waste or recycled PET feedstocks. In addition to using waterless fabric dyeing, the Dropt® process greatly diminishes energy use and CO2 emissions compared to conventional dyeing processes. We‘ve literally “dropped” the use of water, offsetting  12–30+ gallons of water per yard of fabric.





Greenius™ is a patented line of GMO-free plant-based bioplastic resins that are 100% biodegradable and compostable according to EN 13432 standards. All Greenius™ bioplastics are free from plasticizers, endocrine disruptors, BPA, and phthalates.




HydroZOTE® is a new breed of floatation foam owned by Zotefoams plc and co-developed with Effekt LLC. The foam is USCG approved, ultra-lightweight, virtually waterproof, and measurably more buoyant than competing floatation foams. It contains none of the carcinogens found in competing floatation foams and uses no blowing agents. It also doesn’t out-gas, which means there is no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) present. 




Yooze® develops a line of patent-pending, highly disruptive reusable hydration bottles produced with recycled and recyclable materials.