Luxury fabrics are often animal-derived. However, cruelty-free sourcing can’t be guaranteed as it is difficult to trace back the origin of animal products. Animal-based fabrics, such as leather, silk and wool, are also less sustainable compared to synthetic or plant-based fabrics. But these alternatives do not offer the same comfort.
Mylium developed a clean production method for quality fabrics that are vegan AND have a luxury appeal. Our fabrics are produced using mycelium, the thread-like root structure of mushrooms. These threads extend, branch, and weave together to form a naturally woven sheet. Mycelium sheets are lightweight and flexible, they have a foamy texture, they insulate and they have an appealing silky look and touch. The result is a naturally grown fabric with a unique combination of plastic and animal-based characteristics. We will sell our fabric to ethical brands and manufacturers in various industries, such as the fashion and upholstery industry.
We develop our mycelium fabric at our own lab facility in Wageningen. Our R&D team consists of fungal and biotechnology experts and has a strong focus on sustainability and scalability.