Mycelium Leather – 1 way to the Market

In this post:
A Kickstarter project moving ahead with Mycelium Leather
…at the bottom other posts & MycoComposite Material Suppliers

Mycelium Leather

Organic Leather or Vegan or Mycelium Leather
The Bolt Threads Project #6 – Mylo™ Driver Bag

Bolt Threads met their goal! 
The project is full speed ahead!

March 2019
“We are still working toward the timelines currently posted on our project page. If those dates become unfeasible, we’ll update all backers of the current status.”

June 2019
A Day in the Life of a Mycologist
In the next series of updates, we will be profiling some of the team that’s working on bringing Mylo to life. These are the mycologists, fungal geneticists, process engineers, and designers who are working day in and day out to grow and design the world’s first mycelium-based bag.

A successfully launched project with a Kickstarter campaign for people who like innovative products.  The Mylo™ Driver Bag, the world’s first commercially available product made from Mylo.

This is Bolt Thread’s new sustainable material made from mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms.  Modern Organic Leather.  Grown from Mycelium.

From a $40,000 goal, 290 backers pledged $72,285 to help bring this project to life.

Bolt Threads pioneered Mylo with Ecovative Design – mycelium technology.

Mycelium Leather

The Driver Bag was designed in collaboration with Portland-based brand Chester Wallace. It is crafted with practical functionality.  A recreation of Chester Wallace’s classic Driver silhouette, every bag is hand-cut and sewn in Portland, OR and constructed entirely from Bolt Threads’ Mylo™ material, paired with a canvas base.  The bag features a durable carry-all silhouette with two internal and three external organization pockets.

Additional posts, about Mycelium in Industry:
Construction industry,
Packaging industry,
Textile industry,
Furniture industry
Mycelium R&D Projects
Mycelium in Fashion Marketing – One Approach
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?
January 2021 More Mycelium To Bring Down CO2
February 2021 Construction, Mycelium, Industry..Wait A Minute
September 2021 Mycelium Momentum; World Is Waking Up.


….all of which started here:
Mycelium in Industry – Ancient and New

Suppliers of Mycelium Composite Material, around the world:

>>>>Australia:
>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 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 in packaging as protective packaging for those seeking eco-friendly alternatives. We are also open to other creative projects using mycelium material. And we sell bags of the Myco Composite material for those that want to explore.

>>>>Europe:
>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™.

>>>India:
Ecovative is speaking to several potential parties about opening a Mushroom® Packaging operation in India.  It’s too early for names, but they hope to have a partner qualified by the end of next year.

>>>>Indonesia:
>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.

>>>>The Netherlands 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 Mycelium Substrates. Shipping is possible to most countries around the world.  Please read our terms carefully.

>>>>New Zealand
> 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]

>>>>UK
> The Magical Mushroom Company a new company/website in the UK. (Ecovative License)..For Job Hunters: Magic Mushroom is looking for a Mycelium Prototype Packaging Designer via Linkedin or contact them directly: [email protected]

>>>>USA:
>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 Design has transferred all their Mushroom Packaging production equipment to a facility 4x bigger at Paradise Packaging Co. The new company and new website offer you more information about the mushroom packaging material and how it works. As always, the company is also happy to discuss licensing.

>The Mushroom Guru, Ash Gordon, that assisted Ms. Katy Ayers with her Myconoe, would be happy to “help people grow mycelium and mushrooms in any capacity“. Nebraska Mushroom LLC, [email protected]

>>>more places around planet Earth?:
From Ecovative: Become a licensee in your country
>If you are interested in obtaining a MycoCompositeTM license in a region outside of North America and/or are interested in a field of use outside of packaging, such as architectural elements, building construction materials, acoustics, etc., please follow this link to obtain a copy of our Super GIY (Grow-it-Yourself) license.
>For Super GIY Packaging ApplicationsPlease Note: when considering your business case for packaging applications for MycoComposite technology, we typically focus on replacing polypropylene, polyethylene and polyurethane foams, as well as low volumes of polystyrene.  We do not focus on replacing molded paper pulp or cut corrugated cardboard, as these are often sustainable and cost-efficient solutions.
>Licensing MycoComposite™ allows the partner to explore alternate substrates, techniques, and products. for other issues Contact Ecovative Here.
Or go to the Licensee Application page.

If you are a Myco Composite Supplier, or you know of one or a course on how to make Mycelium Composite Material, PLEASE let me know! So I can add them to the list!

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