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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.

Grow-It-Yourself Lamp Kickstarter

Inspired by nature, designed in Brooklyn, GROWN by you!

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Grow-It-Yourself Lamp Kickstarter

Inspired by nature, designed in Brooklyn, GROWN by you!

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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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MycoFoam

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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“Don't Do Nonsense!”

- Burt Swersey, Inventor, Professor, Dreamer, and Mentor

Ecovative Design Collaborating with Danielle Trofe Design to Launch GROW – A Grow-It-Yourself Lamp Made with Mushroom®Materials

Written by Ecovative | 09/19/17

Troy, NY and Brooklyn, NY – Creative consumers committed to the environment will soon have the opportunity to brighten their home or office with a fully grown lampshade made of sustainable materials – a lamp they can literally grow themselves.  Ecovative Design, the pioneer and world leader in the u...

Grow your own lamp out of mushrooms and hemp

Written by Thuy Ong | 07/11/17

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/11/15951590/mushroom-hemp-lamp-price-ecovative

Ever Wanted to Grow Your Own Lamp Out of Mushrooms? Now You Can

Written by Luke Dormehl | 07/05/17

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/ecovative-grow-it-yourself/

These Designers Are Trying to Build Everything Out of Mushrooms

Written by Samar Warsi | 07/04/17

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pay999/these-designers-are-trying-to-build-everything-out-of-mushrooms?utm_source=mbtwitter

Green Island Company Awarded $9.1 Million Contract To Develop Living Building Materials

Written by LUCAS WILLARD | 06/30/17

http://wamc.org/post/green-island-company-awarded-91-million-contract-develop-living-building-materials

Ecovative gets $9.1M DARPA contract for living materials

Written by AP | 06/29/17

https://apnews.com/c40900b1330943c6a3f1ea574c2dd9be

Ecovative Design Awarded $9.1 Million U.S. Department of Defense Research Contract to Develop & Scale a New Generation of Living Building Materials

Written by Ecovative | 06/28/17

Pioneering U.S. Biomaterials Company Collaborating with Leading Synthetic Biology Researches from Columbia University, NYU, and MIT on DARPA Project Green Island, NY– Ecovative Design has been awarded a contract va...

Troy tech company gets $9.1M defense contract to literally grow building materials

Written by Chelsea Diana | 06/28/17

http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2017/06/28/troy-tech-company-gets-10m-defense-contract-to.html

How Lab-Grown Materials Are Changing Manufacturing

Written by The Future of Everthing | 06/23/17

http://www.wsj.com/podcasts/how-lab-grown-materials-are-changing-manufacturing/CC39772A-8912-4CC6-9C32-1AAB4D0958DB.html

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/dining/packaging-materials-food-waste.html?_r=1

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

Written by Kean News | 05/22/17

http://news.kean.edu/media/pr/kean-university-industrial-design-students-are-growing-new-products-mushroom%C2%AE-materials

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

Written by Amanda Dirobella | 04/27/17

https://newyorkmakers.com/blogs/magazine/the-future-you-never-imagined-is-here-mushrooms-to-replace-plastic-and-styrofoam-packaging

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

https://faa.appstate.edu/news/appalachian-students-partner-biomaterials-company-build-sustainable-products

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