You Don’t Need Cows to Make Leather | Materialistic

California’s MycoWorks is growing mycelium, an element of fungus, into the next wave of luxury materials. Amid environmental and ethical concerns over leather, the company’s high-performance fungus products are already attracting some of the biggest names in fashion.

In the “Materialistic” series, VICE News explores the future of ultra-sustainable fashion.

*This series is supported by Levi’s. VICE News retains complete editorial autonomy.

Supplemental video provided courtesy of MycoWorks. All depicted material is Reishi™️ by MycoWorks.

“The Making of Fine Mycelium” video provided courtesy of MycoWorks. Art Direction by Xavier Gallego.

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