Next-Generation Mycelium Materials Meet Traditional Leather Craft

ECCO x Ecovative Mycelium Leather Alternative

As industries look for ways to work in better harmony with the planet, there are exciting opportunities to bridge traditional craft with the cutting edge of materials. Some of the areas where the biggest positive environmental potential exists are in fashion. That’s why we are proud to partner with ECCO Leather. Ecovative’s Forager division is focused […]

Do Mycelium Materials Spread Spores?

AirMycelium Harvest

AirMycelium produces 100% pure slabs of mycelium — 📷: Ecovative  Ecovative’s mycelium materials are unique, and always invite plenty of curious questions. One of the most common is about whether our materials will sprout mushrooms, or spread spores that people might inhale or start growing in unexpected places. The short answer is no. But it offers a good […]

Meet the Luthier Growing Guitars with Mycelium

mycocaster by Rachel Rosenkrantz

This gives ‘picking mushrooms’ a whole new meaning The Mycocaster would look right at home alongside the artfully made instruments found in a high end music shop. Slim and handsome, its sleek silhouette is instantly recognizable as a modern guitar. But it doesn’t take long to realize that something is very unique about this instrument […]

Celebrating a New Landmark 

Bert Swersey Silos

It’s not every day you get to unveil a new landmark. But that’s just what we did with our sister company MyForest Foods, and the brand new Swersey Silos. These big, beautiful green towers will provide feedstock for the vast new vertical AirMycelium farm right next door, the largest of its kind. Every year, Swersey […]

Plastics: the Mycelium Solution

Ecovative Mycelium Growth

––––––––––––––––––––Part 3 of 4 in our Plastic Free July series––––––––––––––––––––  📷: Ecovative   Babies weren’t the only thing that proliferated after the second World War. Plastics provided a booming post-war middle class with reliable, durable materials. They would come to represent technological wonder, economic abundance and, of course, convenience. Sleek new TVs and toasters symbolized a dawning future of plenty. With the […]

Ecovative and Mycelium — 15 Years Growing

Reflecting on a transformative 15 years, looking forward to the next. This week, Ecovative marks our 15th birthday 🎉  We’re spending nearly all of our waking hours these days scaling up production of mycelium materials, but this is a great chance to celebrate and reflect on the journey so far. 15 years is an achievement, […]

How to Grow a Mycelium Company

Farm Scale - Vasil Hnatiuk

To tackle the problem of scaling up sustainable materials, we started working like a mushroom By Eben Bayer- Co-founder and CEO of Ecovative Being first is great, but it can come at a cost. When we introduced mycelium materials to the world, our focus was on one technology: a composite of mycelium and agricultural byproducts […]