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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.

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

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Featured Materials

GIY (Grow It Yourself)

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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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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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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“The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Dedicated to Social Good”

- Fast Company

Naturally Grown: The Story of Not Following Directions

Written by Ecovative | 06/13/17

We spent a lot of time and effort conforming our natural products to existing expectations of materials to prove that we can grow natural products capable of displacing their toxic counterparts. For example: the uniform white mycelium aesthetic associated with Ecovative is a finish that naturally mimics the expanded polystyrene products that fill our landfills everyday. Our engineers developed industrial grow...

Packaging Food With Food to Reduce Waste

Written by Stephanie Strom | 05/30/17

Kean University Industrial Design Students are Growing New Products with Mushroom® Materials

Written by Kean News | 05/22/17

Ecovative Design Collaborating with Danielle Trofe Design to Introduce Grow-It-Yourself Sustainable Lampshades Made with Mushroom® Materials

Written by Ecovative | 05/11/17

   Biofabricated Lamps to be launched during NYCxDesign week at @ WantedDesign Brooklyn Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn May 17-23, 2017   Troy, NY and Brooklyn, NY – Creative consumers committed to the environment will soon have the opportunity to bright...

The future you never imagined is here: mushrooms to replace plastic and Styrofoam packaging

Written by Amanda Dirobella | 04/27/17

Guest Blog: Jon Calos: Using GIY at Emma Willard School

Written by Ecovative | 04/18/17

I have been working with Ecovative for many years. As a high school biology teacher and dedicated environmentalist, I jumped at the chance to use their Grow it Yourself (GIY) material as soon as it was available. It was a special opportunity for me to do research in the classroom, to gi...

Appalachian students partner with biomaterials company, build sustainable products

Written by Appalachian State University | 04/11/17

A Journey Into: Interior Acoustics

Written by Ecovative | 04/10/17

Everyone has been in a noisy, echoing room before. When I recently moved out of a large apartment, the first thing I noticed after removing the paintings from the walls and curtains from the windows was how suddenly foreign the room felt—not just from the change of aesthetics in what had been my home, but from the change in noise as well.  The room that had previously felt quiet and cozy was now ec...

A Walk Through the Evolution of a New Product

Written by Ecovative | 04/04/17

I use hundreds of different products every day, but how often do I stop to think about where they come from?  Not just geographically, but how did the inception come about in the first place.  Last week we posted a blog about the new breakaway corners

#LAUNCHCircular Innovation Pop-up Series

Written by Davar Ardalan | 04/04/17

Breakaway Corners

Written by Ecovative | 03/28/17

What if all consumer goods manufacturers were responsible for the environmental cost of the packaging their products are shipped in?  This question of “Extended Producer Responsibility”—shifting responsibility and costs from local governments and customers back to producers—is being considered in states coast-to-coast.  It was a focus of discussion at the

Growing a lampshade

Written by James Tate | 03/28/17

GIY Mushroom Furniture with Tom Sippel

Written by Ecovative | 03/24/17

Tom arrived at Ecovative and unpacked in the quiet conference room, keeping the protective coverings on his work—shielding them from view.  What Tom revealed amazed us all—several unique and beautifully crafted pieces of furniture—made using our Grow It Yourself material.  

A natural feel to new art at office buildings

Written by Leigh Hornbeck | 03/24/17

Sustainable Artwork at Great Oaks

Written by Rosenblum Companies | 03/24/17

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