I’m guessing you’re a huge fan of mushrooms because you know just how amazing they are for your health. And that alone is reason enough to be amazed at the world of fungi.
It’s true… the uses for mushrooms medicinal space are far reaching. (and they’re not bad in the kitchen either!)
But did you know that the mycelium that produces those beautiful medicinal fruiting bodies we consume can also be used in a sustainable way to create cool products we can use every day?
Let me tell ya, if you’re a mushroom lover like me, there are three innovative products that you NEED to check out.
Yes that’s right, sustainable, versatile, vegan leather.
Mycoworks has created a new kind of leather that strong, flexible and durable. This leather is water resistant yet breathable. They can grow the leather into any shape, size and texture while using only a fraction of the resources and time compared to animal based leather. Plus it’s gorgeous!
Want to add a conversation piece to your home? Pick up some mushroom furniture. Stools, chairs, tables, light fixtures and plant pots are just some of the ways you can bring a sustainable piece of nature into your home. You can even order a kit and grow your own plant pots and light shades!
Mushroom mycelium is also being used as a building material, since when it is dried it becomes an ultra-strong, water, mould and fire-resistant building material.
The mycelium can be grown into almost any shape, it’s organic, sustainable, and when you’re done with it, fully compostable.
Mushroom mycelium is a brilliant alternative to plastic packaging. Mycelium grows over agricultural waste to form high performing and competitively priced packaging. You can package nearly everything in this sustainable green material.
Large retails, like Dell and Crate & Barrel, are jumping on the innovative packaging band wagon to help reduce waste and toxins from other forms of packaging. Even IKEA has announced plans of packaging their furniture in mycelium. Myco packaging is a great alternative to petroleum-based foams that encourages better recycling practices and cuts down on a great deal of waste.
The mushroom revolution is not just for your health, but also for some of the products you use everyday!
Get mushroom powered!