Researchers explore mushroom fibers as sustainable alternative

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2024-05-02 16:37:48 – Italy

Researchers are exploring the web-like structure of mushroom roots, known as mycelium, as a sustainable alternative to synthetic fibers in various products, including clothing and car seats. Annalisa Moro, EU project leader at Mogu in Italy, highlights the shift in manufacturing mindset toward collaborating with nature to grow materials rather than creating them synthetically, calling it futuristic.

Mogu, located near Milan, leads a four-year research project called MY-FI, aiming to develop nonwoven fabrics from mycelium fibers for the textile industry. The project involves collaboration among companies, research institutes, and academic institutions across Europe.

MY-FI aligns with the EU's push for more sustainable practices in the textile and apparel industry, a significant sector employing millions in Europe and generating substantial revenue.

German automaker Volkswagen, seeking to reduce its environmental impact, is exploring mycelium technologies as alternatives to leather for vehicle interiors. Dr. Martina Gottschling from Volkswagen Group Innovation notes the growing demand for animal-free materials in car interiors, making sustainable substitutes appealing.

Volkswagen's involvement in MY-FI is driving researchers to enhance the durability of mycelium fabric, aiming to meet quality standards for vehicle interiors, ensuring longevity and performance.

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