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Changing the Supply Chain

In honor of Earth Day, Auto Futures is profiling people and companies innovating with sustainable products for automotive and mobility. von Holzhausen is a Californian company dedicated to creating carbon-negative materials that replace leather and plastic. Founder, Vicki von Holzhausen, discusses why she formed the company and described its new sustainable materials and future plans.

A graduate of ArtCenter School of Design, von Holzhausen was raised in Pasadena, California, near the college.

"I decided I was going to be a designer at 10 or 11 years old. I started going to ArtCenter at about 11 years old," she says.

She began her career as an automotive designer, designing luxury models for Audi and Mercedes Benz. She launched the von Holzhausen company in 2015.

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