Mycl | Mycotech Lab
Annisa Wibi, Adi Reza Nugroho, Ronaldiaz Hartantyo, Arekha Bentangan, Robby Zidna Ilman
About the Company
The founders came together as gourmet mushroom producers in 2012. Inspired by tempeh, a traditional Indonesian dish, they began doing makeshift research using pressure cookers to grow new materials. Using a similar process, the company has been growing mycelium on agricultural waste since 2015. In partnership with the Indonesian government research agency and with laboratories in Singapore and Switzerland, Mycotech (as the company was first known) created mycelium composite panels called BIOBO as their first product. In 2019, they ran a kickstarter campaign to scale up their leather alternative Mylea. In June 2020, they announced their rebranding as MYCL (Mycotech Lab) and their certification as a B Corporation.
The company sees their material, Mylea, as a leather alternative for use in accessories and footwear.
To make Mylea, fungal spores grow using agricultural plant waste as food and the mycelium takes the shape of the form used. According to the company, Mylea can absorb dye faster and better, resulting in cheaper production cost. Using plant-based dyes exclusively allows them to create unique colors.
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