Mushroom-based clothing company wins prestigious innovation award


In the Netherlands, mushroom-based clothing maker MycoTEX was named one of five winners of the 2018 Global Change Award. The award includes an undisclosed grant.

Mycotex  uses mycelium—mushroom root—and 3D technology to produce custom-made clothes with no textile scraps. The clothing decomposes naturally once buried.

According to Dexigner, the Global Challenge Award is one of the world’s biggest awards for early stage innovation in the fashion industry.

“By winning the Global Change Award, we can take our amazing technology to the next stage by speeding up the research process, which will allow us to get investors on board,” Aniela Hoitink tells Dexinger. “We already got their interest, but we need to improve the material more before the investors can come onboard. This award will help us to get there. The grant will be used to work on improving the material, hiring a microbiologist and setting up a small lab at our studio for quicker research.”