MycoTEX’s own estimated support needed to scale.
By developing a manufacturing method based on biomaterials, MycoTEX creates products that requires less water than natural fibers do, and no farmland or chemicals. Their first product is made of mushroom roots and can – once it is worn out – be buried in the ground and decomposed.
One major issue with today’s fashion industry is the amount of waste fabric coming from cutting and sewing processes. In addition, large quantities of worn-out clothes are not recycled, adding to the waste.
To change this outdated pattern, MycoTEX has created a groundbreaking manufacturing technology that allows for custom-made clothes to be crafted from lab-grown, compostable mushroom roots. This innovation eliminates the need for wasteful cut and sew operations and replaces unsustainable materials such as plastic and leather and reduces the need for farmland. More often than not, it improves the end-product thanks to the customized manufacturing and fit.
Impact Potential BY ACCENTURE
No hazardous chemicals
or farmland needed
910,000 m² saved waste annually with
MycoTEX’s production solution in 2030
Comparable to 430,000 jackets that
could be made with the saved waste
On demand production
The planet positive impact potential is estimated by Accenture with the purpose of demonstrating how MycoTEX has the potential to create multi-dimensional value when scaling.
The high-level estimation is based on MycoTEX’s potential to scale and its output in 2030 (~10 factories using its method). MycoTEX has an estimated impact of reducing 910,000m² of leather waste in 2030, if it would target leather jackets and leather bag manufacturers. The waste saved is comparable to the fabric needed to produce additional 430,000 jackets as one example for comparison.
MycoTEX fabrics is produced on demand without chemicals or farmland needed. Further, the material is decomposable, meaning it will not contribute to waste itself.
More on Accenture’s Impact Potential.
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The MycoTEX team is led by Aniela Hoitink and Nicoline van Enter. Together with advisors and collaboration partners, the team combines extensive experience in material and product development, fashion, footwear, entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Solar Impulse Efficient Solution (2021)
- Finalist, Vogue Yoox Challenge: The Future of Responsible Fashion (2020)
- Finalist, European Commission Social Innovation Competition: Reimagine Fashion (2020)
- Deep tech pioneer, Hello Tomorrow (2020)
- Top 100 women in Fashion Tech (2019)
- Top 100 Women in Wearable and Consumer Tech (2018)
- Winner, H&M Foundation Global Change Award (2018)
- Innovator, Fashion For Good Accelerator Programme (2017)
- the Smart List: 25 Forward thinkers defining the Future of Fashion (FashNerd) (2017)
- Green product, Green product award (2017)
- Nominee, Look Forward FashionTech Award (2017)
- Shortlist, Launch Nordic Innovation Challenge (2015)
- Shortlist, Launch Systems Challenge (2013)
- Finalist, Accenture Innovation Awards (2012)
- Long list, TEDx Amsterdam Award (2012)
- Winner, Ideas Waiting to Happen (2012)
- Honorable mention, Blooom Award (2011)
See the start-up presentations to learn more.