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Mycotech: The Indonesian Startup Making Mushroom Leather Inspired By Tempeh

3 Mins Read Head over the Bandung, the city set in the middle of volcanoes and tea plantations in Indonesia, and you’ll find a startup working on turning waste into sustainable animal-free leather. Called Mycotech Lab, the company was inspired by tempeh, the traditional Indonesian food made from fermented soybeans, and came up with its own technology to […]

Indian Fashion Entrepreneur Develops Ethical Vegan Wool From A Wasteland Plant

2 Mins Read Indian fashion designer and founder of Faborg has developed a new vegan wool alternative that is not only cruelty-free and ethical but sustainable too. Called “Weganwool”, the new fabric created by Gowri Shankar is derived from Calotropis, a flowering plant native to Asia and Northern Africa, which can be spun with organic cotton to create […]