Aurélie Fontan + Ashley Granter Highly Commended

Discipline
Fashion & Textiles

Theme
Environment + Sustainability

Year of study
2nd Year

University
The Royal College of Art

Natura Design Studios

Mykkö is a plant-based leather alternative produced through novel bio-fabrication processes. Since 2019 we have been doing R&D work to manufacture a low-impact material that replaces synthetic leather alternatives. We have developed patent-pending technologies so we can make mycelium production local, streamlined and resource-efficient. We use locally-sourced species of fungi and agricultural by-products to grow a circular textile that is also biodegradable. Our sustainable material supports the UK circular economy and supply chain traceability for a more ethical fashion industry