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A ground breaking manufacturing method for custom-made products made from compostable mushroom roots

January 2021
March 2024
Gallery MYCOTEX by NEFFA 1
Gallery MYCOTEX by NEFFA 1


MYCOTEX by NEFFA offers an award-winning, all-in-one solution for fashion and interior brands. They develop sustainable vegan textiles made from mycelium (mushroom roots) and combine those with a seamless production technology to create custom-fit products, allowing brands to set the latest trends whilst offering truly sustainable products. The ground breaking manufacturing method solves several major issues in the fashion, interior and automotive industry. It reduces cost, waste, and labor-intensity of cut & sew operations, replaces plastics and leathers with compostable materials and improves the comfort and fit of fashion products.

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Label Date March 25, 2024
From Netherlands
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, New clients, Funding, Partners, Credibility, Visibility

The environmental benefits

  • The innovative manufacturing method reduces 10 - 30% of production waste compared to a conventional supply chain
  • Products are home compostable, eliminating 95% of the consumers waste
  • Local manufacturing method will reduce the total production time to 50% leading to a reduction of time-to-market of 20% average ( no need to grow a cow (leather), cotton (fake leather), nor have a tanning procedure or having to ship products)
  • 0% hazardous chemicals, pesticides, animals or animal derived products
  • On-demand production will save 10% of pre-production waste
  • 0% water used for (through and through) dyeing

The Financial benefits

  • Due to the material and seamless production technique, MYCOTEX products will be 25% less expensive compared to leather products when fully scaled.
  • Personalisation in sizing decreases online return-rate up to 15-40%

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MYCOTEX is the first material created for NEFFA, the ground breaking manufacturing method for textile products.

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Headquarters 3812 PR Amersfoort, Netherlands

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Hello Tomorrow

Hello Tomorrow is global non-profit on a mission to unlock the potential of deep tech to solve the world's toughest challenges, by promoting, empowering & connecting deeptech entrepreneurs across the globe with the right enablers

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