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Grado Zero Innovation
Material Name: 

Muskin™

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2001

HQ: 

Italy

TRL: 

3

Founder(s): 

Giada Dammacco, Filippo Pagliai

Website: 
About the Company

Grado Zero Innovation (GZI) conducts research and development in many areas, including performance materials and technologies for furnishing, automotive, and medical applications as well as custom textiles, yarns, and fibers, among many others.

Material

MuSkin is a 100 % mushroom peel alternative to animal leather, made from fungi that grow on subtropical forest trees.

Technology

Muskin is made by slicing and pressing pieces of the Phellinus ellipsoideus mushroom. Although it can be attached to a backing, sealed, or dyed, the company normally sells pieces without any chemical processing.

Applications

Footwear, accessories

Selected Brand Partnerships

None currently known.

Muskin sample.

Muskin sample.

Shoes made from Muskin by Grado Zero Innovation

Shoes made from Muskin by Grado Zero Innovation