Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 5.51.11 PMLeather is great, but it’s a resource–intensive product that many would rather avoid, for environmental and animal safety reasons.  Here’s the story of how one company – MycoWorks – found a solution in nature. The company created a leather-like product grown rapidly from mycelium and agricultural byproducts in a carbon-negative process. In other words: Mushrooms!

The company says its custom-engineered material is sustainable, versatile, and animal–free, and it actually feels and performs like leather:

Our leather is uniquely customizable. We can grow textures and other features right into the material. And unlike animal hides, our materials can be grown to nearly any size and shape.

The closed-loop process uses abundant, natural fibers to create 100‰ biodegradable materials, making this an infinitely renewable technology. Source

Check out the video here:

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