Adidas and Lululemon begin to produce mushroom skin clothes

The startup Bolt Threads has developed mycelo -based material (threaded mushroom roots), which are interested in large manufacturers of adidas (Germany) and Lululemon (Canada) clothing (Canada). Their leadership has already announced investments in Bolt Threads to further use unique material for mass production of clothing.

The first products from Mylo are planned to be launched on sale in 2021. Fashion industry remains one of the most dirty sectors of the world economy. Growing production material from mycelium, the company hopes to compensate for at least part of the negative environmental impact.

Mushroom skinFarm for growing mycelium

To create mylo, the roots of mushrooms are grown over a layer of sawdust. Then the grown “web” is the mycelium is overtaken, coloring and making, like the skin. According to representatives of Bolt Threads, this technology is much more productive and environmentally friendly compared to breeding cattle.

Now Bolt plan to attract the attention of large companies to their development, which will help make mylo material the material.

Source &#8212 The New York Times

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