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Fungi Fashion

Custom-made clothes made from decomposable mushroom roots.

Awarded: €150,000 Year: 2018 Company: MycoTEX

There are more than 7 billion people on the planet who all need to wear something. Many of us enjoy fashion and trends, but the clothes we get rid of along the way are a big problem. Fungi Fashion went to the root of the problem and found an unexpected resource in mycelium – mushroom roots. Combined with 3D technology, they’ve found a way to produce custom-made clothes out of this new natural fiber without the need to cut and sew. Once you’ve worn it out, simply bury the garment in the ground to decompose. Until now, fashion has been fun, but from now on fashion can also be fungi!

“By winning the Global Change Award, we can take our amazing technology to the next stage by speeding up the research process, which will allow us to get investors on board. We already got their interest, but we need to improve the material more before the investors can come onboard. This award will help us to get there. The grant will be used to work on improving the material, hiring a microbiologist and setting up a small lab at our studio for quicker research,“ says Aniela Hoitink.

Team members: Aniela Hoitink
Country: Netherlands
Company: NEFFA/MycoTEX