Leather Made From Mycelium

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Mushrooms might be used as leather. (Image: MycoWorks)

MycoWorks, a startup creating materials at the intersection of art, nature and biotechnology using mycelium, recently raised a $45M Series B. Their mission is to benefit the world with new materials that offer superior performance, unprecedented design possibilities and new paradigms for sustainability with their reishi mycelium (rather than leather).

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Textiles and fashion are a fundamental part of life and an important sector globally. In the last 15 years, clothing production has approximately doubled by a growing middle-class population. The key to material innovation in the sector is making it accessible and affordable to everyone.

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Impact Investment Analyst at One World | Startup Weekend Facilitator | Climate Tech Enthusiast

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