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a leading biomaterials company growing high performance, premium, award-winning products that are safe, healthy, and certified sustainable. Ecovative products enable customers—including Fortune 500 companies, international mills, and furniture makers—to meet their design, production, and delivery needs while achieving sustainability goals.

Ecovative Interiors

Ecovative’s new sustainable, healthy product line available now for home and office interiors.

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Featured Materials

Myco Board

Current applications: furniture components and work surfaces

​MycoBoard is a premium, customizable, certified sustainable engineered wood. It is bound together using mycelium—“nature’s glue”—which is formaldehyde-free, safe, and healthy. This versatile, non-toxic engineered wood, which offers acoustic and fire-resistant properties, can be molded into custom shapes or pressed into boards, making it an ideal solution for the architectural and design community.

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Myco Foam

Current applications: packaging - In development applications: insulation, acoustics

Replace plastic foams like Styrofoam with our Earth friendly alternative! Today we’re making Mushroom® Packaging- a protective packaging product that companies like Dell and Stanhope Seta are using today. We’re also developing Mushroom Insulation and acoustics, core materials, and aquatic products.

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Myco Make

Current applications: teddy bears, balls, anything you can imagine!

Our Grow It Yourself program is a chance for you to create your own projects and products with our raw material! Get all of the tools you need to do it here.

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“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”

- R. Buckminster Fuller

Ecovative Shop

Visit our Shop to buy MycoBoard™ Tiles, MycoFoam™ Tiles, “Grow It Yourself” Material, and many other products!

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These gnarly lampshades are made of ‘shrooms and they’re weirdly perfect

Written by April Joyner | 08/19/16


Meet the Makers: Ecovative

Written by Troy Mini Maker Faire | 08/17/16


Wooden surfboards to mushroom handplanes: the surf companies tackling ocean waste – gallery

Written by Tess Riley | 08/02/16


Ecovative bio-based engineered panel and resins meet EPA formaldehyde rules

Written by Woodworking Network | 07/29/16


Ecovative Products Cited as Innovative Alternative in EPA’s Final Rule on Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

Written by Ecovative | 07/27/16

Green Island, NY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal regulations to reduce public exposure to toxic formaldehyde emissions from engineered wood, announced today, cite Ecovative’s formula for biofabricating MycoBoard™ panels as...

How 2 college kids turned a school project into a million-dollar eco-friendly business

Written by Landon Dowdy | 07/22/16


The Harm In Plastic Packaging

Written by U-Konserve | 07/21/16


American Taxpayers get a “Thank You” and Update on their Return on Investment in the Start-up of Leading Biomaterials Company Ecovative Design

Written by Ecovative | 06/29/16

   Green Island, NY – In an open letter thanking American taxpayers for providing critical start-up funding to help grow the sustainable materials company Ecovative Design, its co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Gavin McIntyre, outlined taxpayers’ return on investments including 80+ jobs created, two manufacturing facilities opened, and a line of healthy and environmentally friendly produ...

The Value of Growing Companies with Economic and Social Impact

Written by Ecovative | 06/29/16

   Ecovative Co-Founder & Chief Scientist Gavin McIntyre Speaks  at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Green Island, NY—There are benefits for entrepreneurs yearning to grow companies to have both an economic and social impact, and for investors—including the Federal government—willing to take the risk. That was the message from...

It's all about the fungi

Written by Scott W. Angus | 06/20/16


Split Picture: U.S. Manufacturers That Sell at Home Fare Better Than Exporters

Written by Lisa Bielfuss | 05/22/16


Bio-based panel adhesives inventor says nature's tool kit can develop healthier products

Written by Bill Esler | 05/20/16


MakerShed.com – Webstore to the Maker Community – Now Features Ecovative’s GIY (Grow It Yourself) Mushroom® Material Kits

Written by Ecovative | 05/18/16

Green Island, NY – MakerShed.com – the official webstore of the Maker movement – now features Ecovative’s GIY (Grow It Yourself) materials, used by curious designers, educators, students, and other innovators to make environmentally friendly, healthy, sustai...

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