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Aniela Hoitink creates dress from mushroom micelium

Combining textile elements with mycelium, the vegetative part of a mushroom fungus that many designers are turning into a biodegradable material for products and construction, the dutch textile designer Aniela Hoitink has created a dress using disc-shaped pieces of mushroom mycelium, which she believes will change the way we use textiles because altering or adding properties to textile, we can investigate how we will use textiles in the future and what the related implications will be.

For Aniela Hoitink that is very important for the future because the world is dynamic but our textiles are not: they have been with us all our lifetime, but they do not seem to have changed much. In fact, we actually require them to remain exactly the same for as long as possible.

The textile designer believes growing products from fungus could be the start of a "biotechnological revolution” and we are just at the beginning of it.


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