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MycoWorks Debuts Their Plastic-Free, Non-Animal Premium Leather Alternative, Reishi™

“People, for a long time, have grown something called mushroom leather,” Scullin explains to us. “It’s compressed down into something more like expanded PVC or yoga mat material and it’s very weak.

What we do is, while our material is growing, we coerce the mycelium cells into a woven structure. This gives it much more strength and durability.

After we harvest, we can then go into tanning.” Between this proprietary growth process and their specific post processing with tannery partners, the resulting hand-feel—whether it’s the creaminess of their golden patina Reishi or the embossed pebbling—meticulously mimics high-quality cowhide leather.”

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