Functionality meets sustainability
At MycaNova, we are committed to assessing, conveying, and enhancing the sustainability of our products. We believe in being open and informative, and as such, every variant of MycaNova comes with a composition table, technical data sheet, and all available sustainability information. Our knowledgeable teams work closely with suppliers to ensure the highest transparency regarding CO2 origin, compositions, and carbon emissions. Furthermore, we partner with Ecochain, a prominent sustainability calculation platform, to simplify and make sense of complex data for straightforward interpretation.
Next sustainability steps
By choosing MycaNova, you are taking a significant step towards sustainability without compromising on design options or performance. Inspired by a strong “continuous improvement” attitude and a drive to work towards greener, cleaner solutions that work, we continue to explore the potential of our mycelium and our MycaNova fabrics.
- Increase mycelium content by improving existing industrial production techniques
- Increase the use of more and better bio-based PUs
- Increase recycled and/or bio-based content in backing materials
- Improve recyclability in close cooperation with Centexbel
The textile industry has a significant climate impact, and our mycelium production is substantial: we harvest six football fields of mycelium each day. Given these circumstances, we aspire to create a fully biodegradable mycelium material. The MycaNova Skin project team is diligently working to make this dream a reality, collaborating closely with selected innovation partners.
Did you know
Research on fungi and mycelium is rapidly expanding, as more and more of their superpowers are revealed: some mycelia can break down polyurethane plastic, others are more specialized in polyester. Some of these plastic eating fungi even grow edible mushrooms, perfectly suited for human consumption.