Lululemon “nama-stays away” from synthetic materials with Bolt Threads pact   

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In Vancouver, high-end yoga and workout gear company Lululemon has partnered with Bolt Threads to produce mushroom-based yoga mats, yoga bags, and duffel bags.  

Made from Mylo, Bolt Threads’ alternative mycelium-based leather, the products will be available early next year.  

Lululemon, along with Adidas, Stella McCartney and Kering—the fashion group behind brands like Gucci and Alexander McQueen—is a member of Bolt Threads’ Mylo Consortium, which targets more extensive use of mushroom-based leather alternatives.  

Lululemon specifically aims to use 75% sustainable materials by 2025. “Sustainable innovation will continue to play a key role in the future of retail and product; and for us, leveraging a material like Mylo demonstrates our commitment to creating a healthier environment through lower-impact products, while also giving us the ability to reimagine iconic pieces in our line through a sustainability lens,” Sun Choe, chief product officer at Lululemon, tells vegconomist.