A Circular Economy

How Reishi™ could bring fashion closer to circularity

“Denim and leather have helped style some of the most iconic fashion statements throughout history — so when taking apparel full circle, it makes sense to start with these types of classic materials that never seem to go out of vogue.” – Maxine Perella, Sustainable Brands. 

On May 7th, Mycoworks CEO Matthew Scullin was invited by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to discuss the principles and potential of a circular economy for the fashion industry. Along with panelists Stuart Ahulm, Co-Founder of Thousand Fell and Rebecca Golden, Director of Denim R&D at GAP, Scullin shared his perspective on the fashion industry’s potential for circularity. Reishi™creates more opportunities for designers to choose from: it will biodegrade at the end of its use, and if added to fertilizer, for example, Reishi can improve the speed of crop growth. “It’s an incredibly circular process,”  said Scullin.

 

Read the story How Gap, Mycoworks, Thousand Fell are edging Fashion closer to circularity here.

The conference was viewed by a global audience on Zoom, and it was hosted by Francois Sourchet, Lead of Make Fashion Circular at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. and moderated by Carrie Ellen Phillips, Co-Founder of BPCM.