WoW! A wine cooler made from mycelium and locally sourced hemp waste!
Mycelium is the root system of mushrooms: the vegetal part of the fungus, comprising several branching, filamentous “hyphae”, usually underground. The mycelium acts as a natural glue that can bind biomass together. A mycelium product grows in 5 days and dries in 2 days.
Mycelium is the most sustainable stuff out there: made from green raw materials, growing on any surface (especially on waste), and completely biodegradable in nature.
What’s more, we can fashion it into all shapes and sizes: let it grow in a hollow space filled with neutral substances like straw or hemp, and in a couple of days you can create packaging material, sculptures or… a wine cooler! After heat-sterilisation, you’ve got the greenest material imaginable.