Mykkö is an R&D project focused on organic and bio-fabricated textiles as cruelty-free and sustainable alternative to cow leather. It started in early 2019 with two biodesigners decided to materialise their idea of a vegan and bio-based leather that does not impact the environment but rather contributes in solving the recurrent problem of biodegradability in the fashion industry. Inventing new modes of fabrication adapted to designing with biology and natural processes, Aurélie Fontan and Ashley Granter are developing systems that could allow designers to go beyond simply being "more considerate" towards the environment by providing a material that is suitable for luxury leather goods.
It was awarded the following :
London Mayor's Entrepreneur Award 2020
UK Innovate Sustainable Funding Round by UKRI 2020
Future Fashion Factory 2020