Mycelium

The root network of mushrooms.

 
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Mycelium

Our mycelium materials offer sustainable alternatives to harmful petrol-based materials. It is strong, buoyant and has superior insulation and fire-resistance properties. Its versatility makes it ideal to be used as insulation, packaging and structural purposes. On top of everything else, it can produce delicious mushrooms for food.

 

It is claimed that fungi were the first organisms to live on dry land over 400 million years ago, and they may well be one of the answers to our environmental crisis.

Mycelium is the root network of mushrooms. We combine various strains of mycelium with a range of paper, textile and agricultural waste. Over a couple of weeks the mycelium will consume the waste, producing solid, biodegradable and zero-waste materials. This enables us to grow our resources instead of depleting them.

Check out the BBC’s attempt to burn one of the samples we grew together with Biohm. It was impossible because the material is self-extinguishing!

 
 
 
 

Some of the plant waste that we use to grow our mycelium materials we also turn into its own material. Organic matter such as pine needles, reed, leaves and twigs create a beautiful range of brown and green materials.

 
 

 
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Peels

Our other main material

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