We turn mycelium and agricultural byproducts
into leather.

We love the qualities of leather, but it’s a resource–intensive product that is tied to the livestock industry. At MycoWorks, we found a solution in nature. We have created a new kind of leather grown rapidly from mycelium and agricultural byproducts in a carbon-negative process. Our custom-engineered material is sustainable, versatile, and animal–free. Best of all, it feels and performs like leather.

MycoWorks Leather

Good for People. Great for the Earth. Animal-free.


Engineered to Perform

Our material is strong, flexible, and durable, just like conventional leathers. It is also water-resistant. And since it's made from natural fibers, it breathes and feels like leather.


Versatile

Our leather is uniquely customizable. We can grow textures and other features right into the material. And unlike animal hides, our materials can be grown to nearly any size and shape.



Sustainable

Our closed-loop process uses abundant, natural fibers to create 100‰ biodegradable materials, making this an infinitely renewable technology.


Cost Competitive

It takes a fraction of the time and resources to grow our leather compared to processes for making leather from animal hides.

About Us

We are a team of creative engineers, designers, and scientists working to solve today’s greatest challenges with products made from mycelium, a rapidly renewable natural resource. Our discoveries are foundational to the field of mycotecture and draw from over 20 years of research into designing and engineering mycelium materials. Along with our visionary partners and customers, MycoWorks is building a better world with nature’s best tools.

Founders

Philip Ross, CTO – Stanford University

Philip Ross, CTO
Stanford University

Sophia Wang, CEO – PhD, UC Berkeley

Sophia Wang, CEO
PhD, UC Berkeley

Eddie Pavlu, Senior Advisor – UL, NTS

Eddie Pavlu, Senior Advisor
UL, NTS

Advisors

Kevin Bayuk – Partner, LIFT Economy

Kevin Bayuk
Partner, LIFT Economy

Drew Endy, PhD – Co-Founder, BioBricks Fdn. – Stanford University

Drew Endy, PhD
Co-Founder, BioBricks Fdn.
Stanford University

Amanda Parkes, PhD – Chief of Technology & Research, Manufacture NY

Amanda Parkes, PhD
Chief of Technology & Research, Manufacture NY

Partners

UC Berkeley
Columbia
ETH Zurich
IndieBio
Standford



"Built With the Cleanest Technology on Earth: Nature"

I believe we can solve all the world’s problems with mycelium biology.

Dr. Amanda Parkes,
Chief of Technology & Research,
Manufacture NY

Wood fungus are going to be one of the major engines for manufacturing in the 21st century.

Join us.

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MycoWorks is changing the way things are made.



info@mycoworks.com