Textile designer makes fabric from mushrooms

Signal of change / Textile designer makes fabric from mushrooms

By Kartik Krishnamoorthy / 31 May 2018
Photo by Erik-Jan Leusink on Unsplash

Dutch textile desigenr Aniela Hoitink is combining a fabric made from mushroom roots with 3D-printing to custom-make clothes.

Hoitink worked with the Myco Design Lab, a collaboration of the University of Utrecht, Officina Corpuscoli and Mediamatic, to make a garment entirely from mycelium. 

So what?

In Hoitink's vision, sustainable fibres go only so far. The consumption model also needs to shift.    Can the combination of low-impact materials with demand-responsive sales models help clean up the fashion industry?



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What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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