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MYCELIUM™

Fine Mycelium™ is a materials science and biotechnology breakthrough

An Advanced Materials Platform

It all begins with Fine Mycelium. Our innovation and the platform for our products.

The Platform
FINE MYCELIUM™
Our proprietary technology that engineers mycelium during growth to enable a new class of premium, non-animal, tunable materials that compare in quality and performance to the finest animal leathers. The next evolution in natural materials. Read More
The Finished Product
Reishi™
Our pioneering product, Reishi™, is Fine Mycelium™ finely tuned and finished to the highest standards for leather. The world's first made-to-order, natural material offering unprecedented performance and freedom to customize. Read More
The Future
CUSTOM MATERIALS
Our exclusive Fine Mycelium materials are custom-grown to our partners’ specifications for strength, drape, size, surface features and more, offering brands the unique advantage of total creative control over quality, performance and aesthetics. Read More

What is the Fine Mycelium™ process?

MycoWorks uses mycelium, a natural and abundant resource, to create Fine Mycelium, a patented technology in a class of its own: the next evolution in mycelium materials. Fine Mycelium engineers mycelium cells as they grow to create three dimensional structures that are densely entwined and inherently strong.

The future of materials

 

Fine Mycelium is a materials science and biotechnology breakthrough that offers designers total creative control. Delivering uncompromising quality and aesthetic expression, Fine Mycelium can be fully optimized from initial growth to the final stage of harvest: a revolutionary advantage of our process. Softness, drape, thickness, shape, texture, flexibility, strength and density are just some of the specifications designers can unlock with our Fine Mycelium platform.

Fine Mycelium™ vs mycelium “mushroom” leather

FINE MYCELIUM™
Fine Mycelium engineers mycelium cells as they grow to create three dimensional structures that are densely entwined and inherently strong; Fine Mycelium is a patented process to grow materials with superior strength, durability and performance.
MUSHROOM LEATHER
Mycelium naturally forms a solid foam that can be compressed into a leather-like material. But compressed mycelium, also known as mushroom leather, does not offer the performance and strength of animal- and synthetic leathers.

Fine Mycelium™ is a patented technology in a class of its own: the next evolution in mycelium materials.

Fine Mycelium™ is the first biomaterial that matches the strength, hand feel and durability of cowhide—the gold standard for leather.

Peak performance, endless design possibilities, lower environmental impact and full creative control are all features of our material, Fine Mycelium™—it’s far more than a sustainable option for leather.

Held to the highest quality standards

 

For the last three years, one of the world’s most respected leather testing houses has tested Reishi™ across hundreds of samples and protocols. The results reflect a revolutionary breakthrough within biomaterials: Reishi™ matches the strength and durability of cowhide—the gold standard for leather—and we’re still improving.

Download the full Vartest Report.

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Reishi™ is transforming the fashion industry

Our flagship product is Reishi: a premium, natural option for fine leather, made from our proprietary Fine Mycelium technology.

Our pioneering Fine Mycelium product, Reishi, is the first made-to-order, natural material that compares in quality and performance to the finest animal leathers, with lower environmental impact and an unprecedented freedom to customize.

Fine Mycelium sheets are harvested at their peak and finished by our preferred tannery partner, Curtidos Badia, who craft Reishi to the fashion industry’s highest standards for leather. For four generations, the Badia family has endeavored to safeguard centuries-old leather tanning master craftsmanship, producing only the highest quality leather, chosen by luxury brands all over the world. Their innovative processes, dedication to waste reduction and quality over volume philosophy have set a new standard within the leather industry, and their experience has been critical in shaping Reishi™ into the material it is today.

Reishi is available in the following finishes:

 

REISHI™ Black
A Fine Mycelium™ material with a delicate pebble grain and luxurious sheen.

REISHI™ Core
A high performance Fine Mycelium™ material in a warm, golden finish and natural grain.

REISHI™ Natural
Our original Fine Mycelium™ material in a warm, golden finish and natural grain.

Visit MadeWithReishi.com to learn more.
Click here if you’re interested in purchasing Reishi™ or Fine Mycelium™.

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BY HERMèS

A historic partnership

Sylvania by Hermès

Victoria bag in Sylvania made out of Fine Mycelium, H Plume Canvas and Evercalf Calfskin.

An exclusive collaboration by Hermès and MycoWorks, and the first object made with Fine Mycelium, the patented technology from MycoWorks that enhances mycelium as it grows.

The new material, Sylvania, a hybrid of nature and biotechnology, is the exemplar of a new generation of biotech materials.

Read more about our partnership.

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