Mushroom leather, the next sustainable leather solution

Mushroom in forest

What is Mushroom Leather?

According to Fibre2Fashion, Mushroom leather is a vegan-friendly material used as a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to animal leather.

Mushroom leather is made from mycelium, the vegetative part of a fungus.

Mushroon on ground
Do you love mushroom too?

Hermes mushroom leather, could be the one that bring leather mushroom into the light of people’s attention. It is said that this plant-based leathers option have the potential to revolutionize the fashion industry.

According to Smithsonian Magazine , MycoWorks, a California-based biotech company, has created a new eco-friendly, vegan leather derived from fungi. The leather turns mycelium—threads from the root structure of mushrooms—into a material that imitates the look and feel of animal-based leather, reports Jess Cartner-Morley for the Guardian.

“It’s the first time that a company is able to produce a vegetal product which is matching or even exceeding the quality and durability and aesthetics of a natural one. It’s a super achievement,” Patrick Thomas, former Hermés CEO and a MycoWorks board of directors member, said in a statement.

How sustainable is Leather Mushroom?

Accoding to The Vou, the making process of mushroom leather fits the circular economy which is fully sustainable.

This natural fiber is biodegradable at the end of its life cycle. In this process, organic waste streams, such as agricultural waste, are valorized. This mushroom leather can reduce the need for industrial animal agriculture.

Last but not least, leather mushroom is Closed-loop system.

Thus, this mushroom leather is considered sustainable option to leather alternative!

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Cruelty free – Hermès To Launch Mushroom Leather Bags

hermes mushroom leather

Hermès, the world’s most well-known luxury, leather bag labels has joined forces with MycoWorks to create a mushroom leather bag that meets the same standards as Hermès leather. Check out interesting fashion news, click here!


Hermès and MycoWorks developed a new fabric made with Fine Mycelium (mushrooms) over a 3 years collaboration. The patented technology called Sylvania, enhances mycelium as it grows. Remember this name!

Hermès X MycoWorks

This Hermès X MycoWorks collaboration is an alternative to a more sustainable and animal-friendly way than traditional leather.

“We could not imagine a better partner than Hermès to present our first object made of Fine Mycelium. Hermès and MycoWorks share common values of craftsmanship, quality, innovation, and patience,” MycoWorks CEO Matt Scullin said. “The power of storytelling is key in any new technology or art. Sylvania represents how nature and biotechnology can work in concert to create a material with the highest standards of quality.

It was expected that by the end of the year, the first commercial Hermès product featuring Sylvania will be launched commercially to the market, stay tuned #7GreenGreen for more updates!💯💯💯