Swatch #03 mycelium foam
Our latest Swatch edition spotlights new sustainable material, Mycelium.
This living organism forms the root-like structure of fungi and is an excellent candidate to replace petrol-based foams with bio-based, renewable sources.
Mycelium has the ability to turn its own food source into a valuable product. @ecovative has developed a sophisticated method for growing a variety of materials. Air Mycelium, a pure Mycelium-based performance foam, is grown at industrial scale for diverse applications ranging from fashion, to footwear, to food.
Swipe twice to see how coupling biological growth and manufacturing holds promising potential, in a collaboration between @vubrussel and Seymourpowell designer and researcher @larrsdittrich.