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Grow It Yourself!
Like other industries, the idea is still rather young and undiscovered. But there have been some interesting and very different Funiture ideas…..
Many people start by growing “something”.
My reaction to all of this is – Grow It Yourself!
There are a number of GIY videos about how to do it. Ecovative sells Mycelium Composite Material to grow your own something with good instructions. They give you full easy to use instructions….also here:
But if you want to get a little more involved you might try MycoWorks‘ way…….
And there are links showing how others did it:
https://www.core77.com/posts/55675/How-to-Grow-Objects-With-Mushroom-Mycelium and this other post: https://wasterush.info/grow-yourself-hands-on-mycelium/
Once you have experimented, grow a piece of furniture……….
Tom Sippel, arrived at the Ecovative factory and uncovered several unique and beautifully crafted pieces of furniture using our Grow It Yourself! material. His work with Mushroom® Materials follows the elegant form of his wood projects.
Tom is one of a growing number of innovators to go above and beyond the basic GIY to form the Mushroom® Materials into unique saleable products. He has added materials, mixing in new substrates such as sawdust and wood chips to blend in and add rigidity.
Tom says all of his furniture, mushroom and wood products, are produced using environmental and home healthy finishes, with both the wood and Mushroom® Material sourced locally. Just as Ecovative uses local agricultural waste as the main constituents of our materials, Tom recycles the sawdust from his own woodworking parts by mixing them into the GIY materials to make his own unique mixture.
Grow a Bench!
OR Grow a modular system
Yoon Jin Bae
Grow a lamp shade
Italian designer Maurizio Montalti, and CTO at MUGO, Italy, poses in front of everyday objects he created, a chair, vases and even slippers, based on mycelium, at the Micropia Museum displaying the invisible world of micro-organisms in Amsterdam on May 2, 2017.
Where can you get the materials to Grow It Yourself!?
*If you are looking for the GIY materials in the Far East/Asia, try: [email protected] at Mycotech Lab: https://mycl.bio/
*If you are in Europe, Ecovative’s licensed producer: SEE Suppliers at the bottom of this post.
CNC Exotic Mushrooms, the Netherlands, is partnering with US-based Ecovative Design to exclusively produce and distribute the Ecovative patented raw materials in Europe, supporting the growing number of mycelium-based companies and products throughout the European Union. They produce the raw material for Grown.bio, where you can order the material or their other products.
Ecovative uses its mycelium bio-fabrication platform to grow award-winning, planet Earth friendly materials for a wide range of products—from home compostable packaging to structural composites for furniture, acoustics, and buildings—and for wetland and landscape restoration. CNC, which produces and distributes substrates used by professional edible exotic mushroom growers in partnership with Ecovative will support companies in the EU who want to create new and better products with mycelium.
>>For European users interested in ordering large quantities of bulk materials, for e.g. building projects, acoustical materials, or packaging, please contact CNC via ([email protected]) or go to their website:
>>If you are an artist or designer and interested in ordering smaller quantities you may visit the Ecovative web-shop (https://shop.ecovativedesign.com).
>>If you are interested in starting your own mycelium products business in Europe, please contact Ecovative directly www.ecovativedesign.com for licensing options.
Suppliers of Mycelium Composite Material, around the world:
>Mr. Russell Whittam, www.aussimushroomsupplies.com.au,
I’ve done lots of work with universities the last few years; supplying them with substrate and how to make their own materiel, etc. as well.
I’ve got a new product coming out about mid-2020 – for making things – just add water, spawn and mold the material. Then let it grow. Contact him at: [email protected]
>>>>Egypt: mycelium material This start-up team has patented their own myco-composite material using mushroom strains found in Egypt. They have started to sell bowls, pots and to offer Mycelium packaging. We offer different products in construction such as insulation panels and open to supplying packaging as protective packaging for those seeking eco-friendly alternatives. We are also open to other creative projects using mycelium material. Visit our website: https://mycellium.co/
>Grown.bio – has a license agreement with Ecovative Design.
their new MycoComposite™ kits consist of only LIVING mushroom material and are supplied to the EU countries. Possible also for geographical Europe, but customs clearances must be taken care of by the person making the order.
Grown.bio is now supplying the Mycelium Composite ™ material to insulate buildings. They have insulated class rooms in an Amsterdam school building and in a house in a village near Rotterdam. Scroll down to Building & Architecture products here. They have supplied the MycoComposite™ to many of the projects taking place in Europe, recently, that have been mentioned in my posts. Grown.bio sells other things made from MycoComposite™.
Finally! >Roha.bio At Roha we develop Mycelium bio-composite based protective packaging that can replace Styrofoam using agricultural residue and mushroom mycelium, we do this by collaborating with farmers and self-help groups in the villages, boosting their income.
On other hand we collaborate with startups and brands in consumer electronics space , design and develop protective packaging for their needs. Roha.bio
>MYCL, Mycotech Lab has an internship program. It makes a lot of sense to get some controlled experience with mycelium. MYCOTECH Lab produces and sells, mycelium board composite panels BIOBO, and supplied the labor and material for the MycoTree project.
>Fungitech Mushroom farm waste is always a big problem for mushroom growers all around the world. In our site, we fully utilise this farm waste to make 100% chemical-free and biodegradable mycelium biomaterial. Currently, we mainly supply this green biomaterial for packaging purpose. This patent pending innovative technology is able to solve mushroom farm waste problem and provide a greener life style to our mother Earth.
>>>>The Netherlands – for Large orders in the EU Mycelium Materials Europe (in short
MME) started in 2018. We grow sustainable mycelium materials based on mushroom technology. We produce two types of organic materials in our own mushroom farm: MyFoam® (pure mycelium foam) and HedelComposite Hedelcomposite is composed of sterilized residual sawdust and inoculated with mycelium. Ready to use. Grow your own biodegradable mycelium objects with Hedelcomposite in just one week! Maximum of 10 bags (300L) per order.
> Bio Fab NZ a new company that Ecovative has licensed in New Zealand. “Lesley, We currently work within Australasia so can only ship within New Zealand and Australia. We are looking at having a large scale plant open early to mid 2021 and aim to set up one in Australia soon after. We are planning on selling Grow-it-yourself kits, but not until our plant is up and running.” says James from [email protected]
> The Magical Mushroom Company a new company/website in the UK. (Ecovative License)..The Magical Mushroom Company is the UK’s first-ever production plant manufacturing mycelium-based packaging. Founded by three friends wanting to make a difference.
>Grow-It-Yourself Kits for MycoComposite™ are now available direct from Ecovative’s Grow.bio. Here you will find all instructions, learning, and purchasing information. Grow.bio, however, only ships the MycoComposite™ material within North America.
>Ecovative LLC has transferred all their Mushroom Packaging production equipment to a facility 4x bigger at Paradise Packaging Co which is now handled under the general website: https://mushroompackaging.com. The new company and new website offer you more information about the mushroom packaging material and how it works.
>>>more places around planet Earth?
>If you are interested in building a business in MycoComposite technology, Ecovative is now handling partnership discussions from here: https://mushroompackaging.com/pages/licensing-form Licensing with Ecovative allows the partner to explore alternate substrates, techniques, and products.
>For other issues Contact Ecovative Here
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….all of which starts here:
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May 2019 Mycelium in Industry update: Construction, Packaging, Textile, Furniture, +
June 2019 Mycelium Composites? Hands-on – Do it yourself
October 2019 Mycotecture? more-Mycelium in Construction
March 2020 “Mycelium in Industry” Where else can you get information?
March 2020 Mycelium in Construction?…some tangible progress
October 2020 Mycelium Is IN Textile/Fashion – 2020
December 2020 MycoProteins – Mushrooms To Meat?
February 2021 Construction, Mycelium, Industry..Wait A Minute
September 2021 Mycelium Momentum; World Is Waking Up.
January 2022 Myco-Remediation – Decompose And Remedy
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