Longtime animal rights activist and fashion designer Stella McCartney is yet again on top of the trends. The London-based designer is the first luxury house in the world to use Mylo mushroom material.
Bolt Threads, makers of Mylo, announced a partnership to help bring this material to luxury brands around the world. The Mylo Consortium will create clothing made from Mylo, a bio-based material made with mycelium. McCartney is making accessories and garments with the animal-free, bio-based leather alternative, according to the brand.
“I believe the Stella community should never have to compromise luxury desirability for sustainability, and Mylo™️ allows us to make that a reality. These rare, exclusive pieces embody our shared commitment with Bolt Threads to innovate a kinder fashion industry – one that sees the birth of beautiful, luxurious materials as opposed to the deaths of our fellow creatures and planet,” Stella McCartney shared in an email.
McCartney designed and introduced a black bustier top and utilitarian trousers made with the material. Because Mylo is certified bio-based, it’s renewable and regenerative. Compared to regular leather, which takes 17,000 liters of water per kilogram, Mylo is made with mulch, air, and water in a lab and is cruelty-free.
“Creating new, high-quality biomaterials is a major technological challenge and a massive opportunity for people and planet. I am incredibly grateful and humbled by Stella and her team for their long-term partnership and support in bringing Mylo™️ to the world. The material used in these two garments not only represents a huge step forward in both aesthetics and performance of biomaterials, but also marks the beginning of the rollout of product-ready Mylo™️. This is tangible progress toward large-scale production where Mylo™️ can make a significant positive impact on our planet,” shared Dan Widmaier, CEO and founder of Bolt Threads.
Read more about Stella McCartney and vegan leather in One Green Planet:
- WATCH: Stella McCartney Takes on the Leather Industry
- Stella McCartney Debuts New Sustainable Faux Fur Collection for Spring 2020
- From Cactus to Apple Peels: Amazing Progress in Sustainable Cruelty-Free Leather
- Serena Williams Launches Cruelty-Free Vegan Leather Collection!
- Stella McCartney’s Show at Paris Fashion Week Had a Bold Animal Rights Message
For more Animal, Earth, Life, Vegan Food, Health, and Recipe content published daily, subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter! Also, don’t forget to download the Food Monster App on iTunes — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! Lastly, being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!