MycoFlex™, Forager™ Hides
About the Company
Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre developed and patented a method for growing mycelium-based insulation called Greensulate as part of a course project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2007, the pair founded Ecovative Design to use mycelium to grow materials that replace plastics and reduce animal slaughter. They first developed and commercialized production of mycelium-based packaging called Mushroom® Packaging, which is used by a number of top brands. Since their founding, the company has received numerous awards and holds dozens of patents for mycelium-based packaging and materials, including a leather alternative. Investments and partnerships in 2011 allowed the company to increase their staff and open a 35,000 ft² (~3250 m²) Mycelium Foundry located in Green Island, NY. In 2019, the company announced an investment of $10 million to open an advanced research facility for mycelium in California with an initial focus on mycelium-based meat.
MycoFlex™ and Forager™ hides are 100% mycelium structure.
Ecovative’s proprietary AirMycelium™ vertical farms grow mycelium materials at industrial scale on agricultural waste. Forager™ Hides grow over 20 meters long by 2 meters wide in just 9 days from seed to harvest.
Fashion, footwear, accessories.
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