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 sample.

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.

 
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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.

 
 
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Sustainable

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

 
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Cost Competitive

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

We are a team of creative engineers, designers, and scientists.

We are working together 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

Advisors

 
 

"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."

Dr. Drew Endy
Assoc. Professor of Bioengineering,
Stanford University,
Co-Founder, BioBricks Foundation

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