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Bolt Threads mushroom leather- Mylo is now vegan-certified

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2021-09-02 12:56:46 – USA

Bolt Thread's bio-engineered leather- Mylo, has become one of the first novel materials to receive the Eurofins Vegan Verification Mark. After successful completion of the Eurofins Chem-MAP’s Vegan Verification program, which involves analysis of all inputs for the presence of animal DNA, Bolt Threads' Mylo substance has been certified as a vegan material.

The Vegan Verification testing method is a robust process that assures the clothing and footwear industry the assurance that products sold and labeled as vegan do not contain any animal byproducts. The DNA analysis using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is comprehensive since it can detect all fish, mammals, birds, insects, crustaceans, and mollusk species in a single test. The Eurofins|Chem-MAP methodology is regarded to be one of the most complete vegan verification programs presently available in the market, thanks to this testing regime, as well as a full document analysis and risk evaluation of the manufacturing process.

Mylo is an animal-free material created by material innovations company, Bolt Threads that looks and feels like animal leather and is now being utilized by Adidas, Stella McCartney, Lululemon, and Kering, among others.

Mylo is made from mycelium, the structure of the underground root of mushrooms, and is certified bio-based. It was created utilizing a highly efficient method with a low environmental effect in mind. Mycelium for Mylo, for example, is cultivated in less than two weeks utilizing vertical agricultural techniques in a facility powered entirely by renewable energy.

Libby Sommer, director of sustainability at Bolt Threads, said that a planet with 10 billion people cannot live in the same way that a planet with one billion people could. In our resource-constrained world, now is the time for meaningful innovation to develop low-impact alternatives to the materials people know and love. They’re honored to obtain this comprehensive vegan accreditation from such a reputable authority, and they see it as a tribute to their stringent manufacturing process, which was created with both people and the environment in mind.

Georgina Mawer, head of Eurofins| hem-MAP – Vegan Verification program, added that the Vegan Verification label has been awarded to Mylo by the Chem-MAP team in honor of this vegan material breakthrough. Bolt Thread’s world-class scientists and engineers are proving that high-quality, vegan materials can be developed using Green Chemistry and no animal DNA.

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