The Guardian
Dec 7, 2021
Starting with Hèrmes, MycoWorks plans big impact on fashion

The Guardian’s “Californian firm touts ‘mushroom leather’ as sustainability gamechanger” explores how the alt-leather material Fine Mycelium, created by MycoWorks (IBSF03 2016), made its debut in an exclusive Hermès handbag and what the implications are for the fashion industry. Grown in trays from fungi engineered to look and feel like calfskin or sheepskin, Fine Mycelium outperforms leather in strength, durability, and sustainability. 

About his strategy to make “significant impact on fashion’s footprint,” MycoWorks CEO Dr. Matt Scullin says, “We are working with luxury fashion first because they are ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainability. These are brands which are in a position to think big and to think long term.”