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Made of fungi, mycelium hits market as green substitute for leather, plastic – CBC – submitted by Kris Lee

photos of fabric made from mushrooms

This past week, British fashion designer Stella McCartney unveiled a black “leather” bustier top and pants made not from cow hide, but mycelium — which is grown from fungi.

Up until now, if you wanted leather that wasn’t made from animals, you’ve probably had to settle for plastic “pleather,” which comes with a different set of environmental problems.

But a number of big brands, including Stella McCartney, Adidas, Lululemon and Hermes, in partnership with biotechnology startups Bolt Threads and MycoWorks, say later this year you’ll be able to buy more products with leather made from another bio-based material that’s grown by recycling waste.

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Thanks for sharing Kris

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