A team of creative engineers, designers, and scientists at a San Francisco start-up are working to develop a leather made from the vegetable tissue in mushrooms.
This new material is custom-engineered and grown rapidly from mycelium and agricultural byproducts in a carbon-negative process by MycoWorks. The discoveries draw from over 20 years of research into designing a material performs like conventional leathers. Since it's made from natural fibers, it breathes and feels like leather - while being water-resistant.
We love the idea of faux-leather with an infinitely renewable, sustainable technology twist. The MycoWorks mushroom material takes a fraction of the time and resources to grow our leather compared to processes for making leather from animal hides and is 100% biodegradable.