Turning mushrooms into 'leather' in start-up in rural Indonesia

A small start-up in rural Indonesia, is creating a new type of "leather" – made of mushrooms.

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Mycotech is doing its part for the environment by creating sustainable “leather” fabric. Source: 1 NEWS

Surrounded by green pasture and mushroom farms in Bandung, Mycotech is developing a sustainable alternative to using animal products.

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It uses material grown from mushrooms to turn into a leather-style fabric, dyed with natural products.

They collaborate with local designers to create products like watches, wallets and diary covers.

This story was made with funding from Asia New Zealand Foundation.