Tag: Ecovative

Ecovative adds Reformation and Wolverine to roster of brand partners

Ecovative adds Reformation and Wolverine to roster of brand partners

May 23, 2022 |

In New York, mycelium textiles producer Ecovative has welcomed fashion brand Reformation into its Fashion for Good Cooperative and inked a separate deal with Wolverine Worldwide to evaluate its leather alternatives for use in Wolverine’s footwear.  Ecovative’s products are completely biobased, free of toxic chemicals, fully compostable, and grown on agricultural byproducts such as woodchips […]

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Oscar Mayer’s bologna-esque face mask, biobased traffic pillars, Delta airlines’ bamboo, algae-based skis, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 3rd

Oscar Mayer’s bologna-esque face mask, biobased traffic pillars, Delta airlines’ bamboo, algae-based skis, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 3rd

February 2, 2022 |

  In what seems like a twisted, alternate universe, famous wiener maker and bologna bliss master, Oscar Mayer, launched a face mask that looks like bologna but is made out of seaweed, witch hazel and collagen (and as clearly marked on their packaging, is not meant to be eaten). If walking around with a bologna-looking […]

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Focused fungi: Ecovative launches Forager subsidiary to serve fashion and automotive markets

Focused fungi: Ecovative launches Forager subsidiary to serve fashion and automotive markets

January 31, 2022 |

In New York, mycelium materials company Ecovative has launched Forager, a division focused on designing, marketing, and manufacturing mycelium-based materials and foams for the fashion and automotive industries. Grown on agricultural byproducts like corn husks, Forager’s pure mycelium materials are fully biodegradable and home compostable. Forager will utilize Ecovative’s AirMycelium™ technology to produce large sheets […]

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Fashionable fungi: Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger parent partners with mushroom leather maker Ecovative

Fashionable fungi: Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger parent partners with mushroom leather maker Ecovative

January 3, 2022 |

In New York, mycelium materials company Ecovative has partnered with a number of brands, including the group behind Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, to create a sustainable fashion cooperative to advance mushroom-based leather.  Under the terms of the agreement, brands overseen by founding partners PVH Corp. and Bestseller will work with Ecovative to codevelop custom […]

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Mushroom for growth: Fungi firm raises $60 million

Mushroom for growth: Fungi firm raises $60 million

April 5, 2021 |

In New York, mycelium-based materials firm Ecovative has raised $60 million to add capacity and advance development and commercialization in textiles, packaging and food sectors.  The Series D round brings Ecovative’s total funding to $100 million. It was led by Viking Global Investors, and Senator Investment Group, Trousdale Ventures, and AiiM Partners also participated.  Mycelium […]

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