Depending on your needs, we find the ideal intersection of quality, design, and sustainability. We produce MycaNova with specific backing materials (such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, microfiber, linen,…), mycelium powder, and (bio-based) binders in a carefully tuned formulation to achieve your goals.
Quality and technical performance
What is mycelium?
Mycelium is the root-like structure of a fungus, which can grow underground or on decomposing tree trunks. From mycelium, fungi can produce fruiting bodies, such as mushrooms. Mycelium forms a complex network of microscopic tubes that serve various functions as it grows. For example, mycelium contains all the necessary enzymes for natural decomposition and provides plants and trees with essential nutrients. Additionally, mycelium is vital in facilitating communication between different plants and trees, earning it the nickname “the wood wide web.”
How it's Made
- Drying and milling of mycelium.
- Selection of release paper.
- Coating of the skin layer.
- Coating of the middle layer.
- Backing material
- Release of the final MycaNova material.
The journey of our mycelium
Join us for a virtual tour from sugar molasses to MycaNova samples.
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Did you know
That our most creative customers find inspiration for product design in the specific growth pattern of our mycelium? Lies Mertens, a promising Belgian designer, created this wonderful handbag, beautifully reflecting the specific MycaNova mycelium patterns, as the masterpiece of her MycaNova capsule collection.