- Founded in: 2008
- Number of employees: 2
- Country: The Netherlands
- Website: neffa.nl
Which input provides your business model/core technology towards a bio-based economy?
MycoTEX is based on the biological life cycle. Our shorter supply chain eliminates the need for hazardous chemicals and pesticides. We reduce water usage by 99,5% and local production is reducing transport. We only grow what we need and have no textile waste during the production phase. And AFTER wearing, you can simply bury your garment in the ground and it will naturally decompose.
Which market/clients do you address and which short-term/long-term goals do you have?
Our goal is to create innovative and sustainable fashion for ANY body. There are 7,7 billion people on this planet that all need to be clothed. Many of us enjoy fashion and trends, but the clothes that we get rid of are a big problem. For MycoTEX we went to the root of the problem. MycoTEX creates sustainable fabric from mycelium, the roots of mushrooms. With our 3D-modelling process we create seamless garments of this new textile that perfectly fit YOUR body without the need to cut and sew!
What makes your approach unique compared to other stakeholders in the field?
Unlike others MycoTEX is working on improving the WHOLE supply chain. Our competition is either developing new materials based on current production techniques, which involves extra steps and create a lot of waste. Or they are working on custom-fit production techniques, which are not ready or ideal to wear from a material perspective. Our production will be directly in 3D and therefore without leftover material or extensive handwork.
You can meet NEFFA at EFIB in Brussels on 30 September – 2 October 2019.