An award-winning creative director with 18 years of global advertising experience, Tina Funder is a problem solver with expertise in building successful teams to bring exceptional projects to life, including the launch of her plant-based leather handbag label LOM Australia. During the 18 months it took to research, design and create LOM Australia, Tina identified gaps in the market in terms of plastic-free leather alternatives, which triggered the quest to develop an Australian-made material that ticks all boxes for product designers world-wide. With access to Australia’s rich agricultural landscape and our world-class scientific research institutes, Tina decided to take the plunge into biomaterial innovation. Alt. Leather is now in its second year of research and development backed by a team of experts and advisors.