The innovation in a nutshell
Custom-made clothes made from decomposable mushroom roots.
More in detail
Aniela Hoitink was already researching mycelium, mushroom roots, when she discovered she could re-think not only the material, but also the production technique. “I saw a solution that would enable us to produce better clothes with the option to be affordable in the long run. For this I took inspiration of nature’s own consumptive behaviour,” she says.
She literally went to the root of the problem and found an unexpected resource in mycelium. Combined with 3D technology, MycoTEX found a way to produce custom-made clothes out of this new natural fiber without the need to cut and sew. And as icing on the cake – once you’ve worn the garment out, simply bury the garment in the ground to decompose.
Team members: Aniela Hoitink