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Article: [New] Hitoe® Fold Aria -Mushroom-


[New] Hitoe® Fold Aria -Mushroom-

SYRINX, a new challenge

Ahead of its time, SYRINX is proposing new possibilities for a sustainable future by combining Japan's first mushroom leather " MYCL " and cowhide with its long history.

Mushroom Leather MYCL " is a 100% natural material derived from thin layers of mushroom mycelium. It contains no synthetic resins, has a small environmental impact, and is a recyclable material that returns to nature.

The cowhide is "vacchetta leather," a vegetable-tanned leather that has been passed down from generation to generation since the 14th century in the Tuscany region of Italy.

The combination of innovative mushroom leather and historic cowhide is a bridge to a sustainable future.

mushroom leather
Photo: MYCL Japan

Animal Leather x Mushroom Leather

Leather and Sustainability

Since the Paleolithic era, humans have supported their survival not only by using hunted animals for food, but also by turning their bones into tools and their skins into clothing. The transformation of perishable animal skins into durable leather is one of the oldest sustainable inventions, a wisdom for surviving the harsh environment.

Even today, the effective use of the large amount of skins, a byproduct of the meat industry, is essential to both meat consumption and the preservation of the global environment.

cow made by leather
Photo: Kawamura Leather

Vegan Leather and Sustainability

On the other hand, the livestock industry consumes large amounts of water, and cattle methane emissions are one of the major causes of global warming. To address this issue, plant-derived meat substitutes are being developed, and in the future, cattle will be raised in smaller numbers, requiring alternative materials to replace leather.

Against this backdrop, plant-derived vegan leather with low environmental impact is attracting attention.

MYCL, in particular, is made of 100% mycelium and contains no synthetic resins, making it an ideal recycling-oriented material.

Photo: MYCL Japan

Toward Sustainable Synergy

Both animal-derived leather and plant-derived vegan leather are sustainable. And in a future where leather production is declining,plant-based vegan leather is expected to take its place. Leather andplant-based vegan leather are not opposites, but complementary partners for a sustainable future.

We invite you to experience "Hitoe® Fold Aria -Mushroom- ", which maximizes the synergy of these two materials through minimalist functional beauty and exquisite Japanese craftsmanship.

Hitoe® Fold Aria -Mushroom-

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