A new exhibition on future materials has been opened at Fabcafe Kyoto at the end of 2020. The exhibition on mushroom materials focuses on leather-like material made from mycelium called MYLEA™ by MYCL-Mycotech Lab, a biomaterials startup from Indonesia.
The visitors are not only being showcased the material samples but also taken on a journey to understand the overall material production process. Several other materials made of mushrooms such as mushroom composites and mushroom boards are also displayed so that visitors can see and touch the material directly. Besides, several products made of mushroom leather were also displayed at this exhibition. Collaborating with several local brands, such as Eijfes, Brodo, and Naradani, to produce fashion products made from MYLEA™.
The exhibition is in collaboration with Japanese material library MTRL, which is a global platform that supports co-creation by creators and the manufacturers of various materials. MTRL saw a great potential of mushroom material to be able to penetrate the Japanese market and collaborate with local Japanese brands, designers, and artisans.
This exhibition will be displayed on the ground floor of Fabcafe from 10 Dec 2020-19 Dec 2020 (After 19 Dec 2020 it will be displayed on the 2nd floor of Fabcafe Kyoto) and followed and followed by an online presentation and discussion in January 2021.
Stop thinking that the future is still far ahead because it is already here! And yes, these sneaker is made from a mushroom. After long years of iteration, MYCL (Mycotech Lab), a biotech startup from Indonesia who develops sustainable materials from Mushroom Technology, finally make their Mycelium leather, MYLEA™ available to the market in the form of fashion products by collaborating with brands.
As of November 2019, Mycotech is one of the 3 Indonesian corporations/businesses that achieved and passed the B Company Certification and is now a certified B Corporation. Mycotech has put in high effort to fulfill the high-level certification in order to make sure that the company is able to become the change that is sought in the world.