Muskin - MuSkin

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Mushroom leather - Muskin

MuSkin comes from a big parasitic fungus that grows on trees in the subtropical forests. MuSkin is made of the external peel of this mushroom. It is used for shoes, bags and accessories. MuSkin looks and feels like suede and is sometimes called vegan leather or mushroom leather, but it is not leather. It is 100% vegetable substance.

An analysis of material samples showed that this material is very soft and has a pleasant feel, but has nothing in common with the tear strength of leather. Therefore, check this property before processing in any case!



Very soft, feels good, but no tear resistance.


Mylo - a mushroom material from Bolt Threads

Mylo is a new material from the company Bolt Threads from California, which is made from the mycelium of mushrooms. Mycelium is the root of mushrooms that you normally do not see because it grows in the soil or in the wood. The root system of the mushrooms is harvested, cleaned, coloured, pressed and if desired, provided with a surface embossing. The result is a leather-like material.

The Tannery Heller-Leder cooperates with the company Bolt Threads in the research, development and production of this new material called Mylo.

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