Can fluffy mycelium be grown as an animal friendly alternative to traditional fur?
Mandy is a visual artist concerned with materials and textures. Supported by experts from UU, she’s experimenting on growing a fluffy material with similar properties to animal fur. Besides an animal friendly alternative, mycelium could offer larger sizes than animals’ skin surface. Growing Furthermore, this organic novel material can be grown in a laboratory, therefore not encouraging breeding and slaughtering of animals. Her current experiments are meant to provide clarity, while testing and validating the feasibility of the overall objective.