Life Sciences Fungi material to be used for making vegan shoes, spaceships and more

Indian Summer

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Apr 26, 2012
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The San Francisco-based startup is engineering a sustainable and versatile material from fungi that may one day be used to build houses, batteries, cars, apparel, and even spaceships. According to MycoWorks, fungi is the industrial material of the future.

This week, the company announced it's partnering with two global footwear companies to bring fungi apparel to the market. MycoWorks' soft, malleable, and weatherproof materials will replace leather and foams in shoes.
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(The material is called mycelium.)