Not 5 Years! >>>> Only 2 years and already we have at least 3 functioning Mycelium Leather suppliers gearing up to scale – NOW!
In this post:
- Mycelium is In Textile
- What Is Vegan [plant-based, un] Leather?
- Designers are getting on board – SUSTAINABLE!
- Mycelium is in Textile Mycelium Leathers for the Fashion industry
- made with reishi
- Mogu.bio has added EPHEA™
- Mycelium is in Textile – part of that great commercial opportunity !
- All my Mycelium posts
- NOT Textile, but……………..suppliers
above table from: Leather-like material biofabrication using fungi
Mycelium is in Textile
September, 2020 – The trend towards plant-based vegan leather is growing.
Vegan Leather vs. Real Leather
Natural Materials: Pineapple, Apple Skin, Cork, Mushrooms – MycoWorks, Bolt Threads, MYCL Mycotech Lab and others, are all using mycelium to make an alternative leather; quicker & planet Earth Harmonious.
16 September, 2020 NYT…Dr. Alexander Bismarck, a materials scientist at the University of Vienna, who along with his colleagues published a study last week in Nature Sustainability has said the potential for custom materials is huge because different kinds of fungus have different properties, such as toughness and water resistance, and there are potentially millions of species to choose from.
… Fungal leather products might soon pop up everywhere, like mushrooms after a rain. The question is whether consumers will feel the magic.
After all, if you regret those fungal leather pants you buy in the future, can you just throw them out in the yard and let them become compost?
“You can throw it in your garden. Maybe it takes two years but it will decompose,”
said Antoni Gandia, a fungi specialist who works as a scientific consultant with companies developing fungi-based materials. It may be dyed, softened, embossed or imprinted with patterns and produced in sizes as much as 30 sq. toes (2.5 sq. meters), based on that paper published in September within the scientific journal Nature Sustainability co-authored by Gandia.
Designers are getting on board – SUSTAINABLE!
Fall/ Winter 2020-2021 Fashion Trends: Fall 2020 Runway Trends
from https://glowsly.com/ by Maya Adivi
#1. Sustainable Stand Outs of Fall/ Winter 2020-21
Sustainability shouldn’t be a trend. …
I want to give a quick nod to the eco-friendly statements and practices that different designers and labels showcased on the fall/ winter 2020 runways.
Marine Serre; every year she puts the environment at the front and center of her shows. According to an interview with Vogue, more than 50% of her collection was upcycled, making a statement about wildfires.
The message Collina Strada wants to put out is the kinds of changes people can make in their lives; shop locally and grow your own food. …Her collection “Garden Ho,” is mostly made out of upcycled dead stock.
Repurposed, recycled, and upcycled materials were also a big part of what we saw at Marni, Atlein, and Gabriela Hearst. Galliano introduced the “Recicla” label at Maison Margiela, where some of the pieces on the runways were items found in charity shops.
Mycelium is in Textile
Mycelium Leathers for the Fashion industry
These Trail Blazers are all at different stages of development.
the new product:
made with reishi
Feb 25, 2020 – Reishi by MycoWorks is an entirely new option for leather made from the company’s Fine Mycelium™ technology. A proprietary woven cellular microstructure which emulates the collagen structure in animal leathers, Reishi Fine Mycelium provides brands with the same performance, quality and aesthetics as leather, without the use of animals or plastic’s harmful impact on the environment. Furthermore, Reishi’s customizability opens up avenues for product design that are not possible with animal hides.
MycoWorks, has announced $17 million in Series A financing raised during 2019 to deliver Reishi to the market. DCVC Bio led the round, with major participation from Novo Holdings and 8VC, as well as Future Tech Labs, AgFunder, Susa Ventures, Cthulhu Ventures, and Wireframe Ventures.
“MycoWorks meets the aspirations of luxury leather and meets the criteria for the new green economy. Large global brands are lining up to bring Reishi products to market.” – Kiersten Stead, Managing Partner at DCVC Bio
A website for the new product line –madewithreishi
Why Reishi is just what the fashion industry needs
“If plant-based leather sounds too good to be true, Reishi will make you feel optimistic,” says Emily Farra, Vogue’s Senior Fashion News Writer. In her exclusive story to mark the launch of Reishi™, Farra explains why sustainability is a big theme for Fall 2020, and why she believes that Reishi is the material that fashion brands have been waiting for.
“It’s hard to find any downside with Reishi, which is rare when it comes to sustainable materials or innovations.” – Emily Farra, Vogue.com
Read the full story on Vogue.com.
Through the eyes of master leather artisan, Béatrice Amblard.
Béatrice tested Reishi™ with traditional leather-working techniques including skiving, pricking, hand-stitching and edge painting, using the same traditional French hand tools that she uses with leather. With minimal adaptation, she was able to achieve a pristine finish:
“The edging and finishing that we do is a very classic edge finish, achieved through a seven step process,” explains Béatrice, “To work with a new material like this and not have any problems with these techniques was a big surprise.”
“Overall, the material reacted really well to heat, glue, dye and the beeswax finish that we use.”
the new product:
A surprising group of fashion rivals … are joining forces to back Mylo
2 October, 2020 NYT– …. Bolt Threads, a start-up that specializes in developing “next-generation fibers inspired by nature”, is one of a growing number of companies convinced that [mycelium] is a viable replacement — in both form and function — for animal-sourced and synthetic skins.
In 2018, Bolt Threads began producing limited-edition products made from Mylo, a material made from mycelium. Now they are preparing to bring that technology to the world, thanks to an unconventional consortium of backers (and rivals) from across the fashion spectrum.
.. [like most industries] No single company could bring a material like Mylo to scale, said Dan Widmaier, Bolt Threads’ CEO, as it will need a new supply chain built from the ground up and experts (biology, product development, sustainability — and now fashion design)…
…This week, executives from [these rival companies] Adidas, Lululemon, Kering and Stella McCartney said they would partner with Bolt Threads on Mylo, collectively investing in its ongoing development and production operations in exchange for access to hundreds of millions of square feet of the material. Mylo-made products, from Adidas sneakers to Stella McCartney accessories, will go on sale in 2021. …
… James Carnes, vice president of global strategy at Adidas, said … “We need to change the competitive aspect of this part of the industry,” he said, noting that he believed working with competitor brands would only become more commonplace in the future. “We can be competitive in areas such as design and creativity, and not in areas like cutting our impact on the planet when there is still no single silver bullet to the climate crisis,” he said.
Mylo will soon be a working website: https://www.mylo-unleather.com/
What are the benefits of MyloTM?
MyloTM is made using vegan inputs, minimizing its environmental impact.
MyloTM is remarkably leather-like, but no animals are used in making it.
MyloTM grows in a matter of weeks, compared to animal hides which take years to grow.
MyloTM is designed to be as sustainable as it can be at every stage of its lifecycle. Because we carefully control its environment, we can direct the mycelium’s growth and control the final material’s properties including thickness, shape, and more.
MyloTM has a soft, supple, warm feel.
It’s durable and abrasion-resistant.
the new product:
from MYCL Mycotech Lab, Indonesia
We grow materials for sustainable life
Mycelium is growing in the biomaterial world and we are joining hands to explore the possibilities.
MYCL Mycotech Lab, now is collaborating with a number of companies in the shoes, accessories, Watch Straps, furniture and construction supply industries.
Mylea’s Complete Specs
MYCOTECH [MYCL] IN KICKSTARTER another successful campaign
Let’s not forget Ecovative!
Ecovative continues to grow our knowledge of Mycelium in Industry.
100% PURE MYCELIUM
– “disposable=biodegradable” instead of plastics in the beauty industry by providing a bio-based alternative. Our MycoFlex™ foam applies makeup with a velvet-soft surface and can be composted after use. Hypoallergenic
– Sustainable foam with superior properties compared to traditional petroleum-based. We help the apparel industry embrace biofabrication.
All of these from MycoFlex™ technology and more!
More Textile from Mushrooms……
Mogu.bio has added EPHEA™
SQIM is founded on the belief that innovative natural materials, grown by means of microbial fermentation, hold the promise for the creation of a near future where human activities and the rhythms of the larger ecosystem are not in conflict with each other.
As of today, SQIM has developed unique proprietary processes for creating a variety of mycelium-based solutions, currently addressing through its verticals/brands the Fashion market as well as the Interior Design & Architecture market – respectively EPHEA™ and MOGU.
After years of technological development as part of MOGU’s R&D unit, the company launches EPHEA™️, a new materials’ family produced through fermentation-based
proprietary processes, targeting the alternative leather market starting from applications in Fashion.
EPHEA™️ is a new materials’ family with premium quality and unique features, making it suitable for applications in Fashion, while expressing endless opportunities for multiple other markets. EPHEA™️ quality is based on the proprietary, fermentation-based, production process, which allows for consistent, reproducible, and stable properties, and for overall homogeneity in regard to aspects such as colour, density, composition, and thickness. Furthermore, EPHEA™️ raw materials are characterised by high reactivity to reagents (i.e., green chemistry) allowing for effective transformation and overall stabilisation into fully versatile products.
Thanks to the prestigious partnerships activated with tanneries, manufacturers, and brands, EPHEA™️ has been validated and recognised as the leading mycelium-based alternative, suitable to be employed for the creation of high-end fashion products. Such validation has now culminated in Balenciaga’s runway launch on March 6, 2022.
Mycelium is on the way
a major contribution to the textile industry
Style that’s sustainable.
Millions of new suppliers are needed.
During the pandemic recovery, many many areas of the fashion and textile industry have changed. Recycled garments are on the 2020 fashion runways. Fast Fashion is going to dwindle or be replaced by textiles that decompose as we watch. Whole new suppliers, young companies with new ideas are soon to be in demand to fill the needs of these changes……. again……………..
The financial industry is climbing on board…. willing to consider and fund these changes…..Look! If you want to understand this in Circular Opportunity terms. Think about it this way….. as R. Dornbusch’s ideas begin to really take off……..
“In economics, things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then they happen faster than you thought they could.”Rudiger Dornbusch
Mark Carney, the present UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance to prepare for COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. He was governor of the Bank of England 2013-2020.
I want to start with a broader lesson from crises.
Every crisis calls into question aspects of how we value and what we value as a society. That’s because crises normally have some form of mis-valuation at their heart. …
… The COVID crisis in part reflects years of undervaluing resilience despite ample and varied warnings of this risk. In fact, the annual advanced preparation costs for this [pandemic] would have been less [expensive] than one day’s lost economic output this year…
…What’s happened with past financial crises is that after the horse has left the barn, if you will, we’ve then improved – and I’m going to be tortured by my analogy – we [have improved] the barn after the fact.
We won’t get an after-the-fact with the climate crisis. We have to improve reporting in advance….
… I used the example of BP earlier. There is not a taxonomy that would put BP or any energy company in the green – any large energy company – in the green camp. But a company that’s moving from brown to beige to olive to green is central to the transition. And we need tools in order to do that.
So that is part of what we will be working through. …
… there are many lessons from past crises. We often feel that crises are unique circumstances. [ COVID 19 ] This is not unique. But this is very large. And it brings a social reset in my view alongside necessary economic adjustments. We have an opportunity to shift the economy to have a whole economy transition, turning an existential risk into what is, in my view, probably the greatest commercial opportunity of our time, and one that puts people and planet first.
Mycelium is in Textile – part of that great commercial opportunity !
All my Mycelium posts
Additional posts, about Mycelium in Industry:
….all of which starts here:
Mycelium in Industry – Ancient and New
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?
February 2021 Construction, Mycelium, Industry..Wait A Minute
September 2021 Mycelium Momentum; World Is Waking Up.
January 2022 Myco-Remediation – Decompose And Remedy
July 2023 Mycelium Packaging – How To Make It A Business In 2023
NOT Textile, but……………..suppliers
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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