Biomimetica: a student project that came to life with Mushroom Materials

Back in September, I received an email from a graphic design student in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His name is Julio Glatt and he was interested in creating a book about biomimicry and life’s principles. Naturally, he envisioned creating the book out of sustainable materials, and he turned to Ecovative for help with this. He was hoping to create the cover and back of the book using Mushroom® Materials.

At the time, our Grow it Yourself (GIY) program was not an option yet, so I directed him to our webstore where he could purchase some of our sample materials. Julio ordered some Myco Foam tiles and when he found that they were thicker than he wanted for his project, he cut them to size, coated them with a transparent paper to give him the desired texture, and then sewed the whole book together. Look at how awesome it turned out!

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You can see more pictures of the book and details of the project at: Ecovative receives at least a dozen emails each week from enthusiastic and motivated students that are interested in incorporating Mushroom® Materials into their projects. It’s inspiring for us to see how many students are motivated by sustainable design, and reminds us just how important our work of replacing toxic and unsustainable materials is. Stay tuned for more projects that we hope to share from the GIY program!

- Melissa Jacobsen