Thanks to conscious clothing, animal leather is being replaced by cruelty-free leather and there are several sustainable leather alternatives that are changing the future of sustainable fashion. Big design houses and brands are all opting for these sustainable alternatives for leather and making use of mushrooms and pineapples in making such luxurious pieces which look exactly like them. Stella McCartney is among those brands that’s pioneering a sustainable luxury fashion movement. And it has now come up with its first garments made of Mylo, which is a leather alternative grown from mushroom. The designer is known for never using any animal skin or furs as part of her collection in her twenty-year- long career. She recently launched her first ever Mylo garment- a black bustier and utility pants. The outfit looks exactly like leather and it would be tough for anyone to guess that it’s not made of leather but a sustainable alternative to it.
Unveiling the look on Instagram she wrote, ” This is the future of fashion.” – @stellamccartney. The consortium partner just debuted the first-ever Mylo garments: black bustier top and utilitarian trousers that embody Stella’s effortless sensuality and signature dichotomy of feminine and masculine attitudes. Entirely unique and cruelty-free, these garments symbolize a future where no one will have to compromise style for sustainability.”
It is designed to have minimal environmental impact and helps in saving water, reducing carbon footprint and protecting vital ecosystems like the Amazon from deforestation.
The first product ever created with the mycelium-based material was a prototype of Stella McCartney’s iconic Falabella bag, which debuted as part of the V&A’s Fashioned from Nature exhibition in 2018.
Mylo is certified bio-based, made predominantly from renewable ingredients found in nature.