leather

Growing animal-free leather in a lab

From the massive amounts of land it takes to raise a global herd of animals to the water supply used and the greenhouse gases released during the process, the production of animal products like leather is resource intensive. Andras Forgacs, Co-Founder and CEO of Modern Meadow, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how his company came up […]

Creating leather-like goods from fungus

Working professionally with mushrooms tends to be the domain of mycologists and chefs, but a San Francisco bay startup called MycoWorks is toying with the latus like roots of mushrooms called mycelium to turn the living organism into a substance as tough and pliable as leather or as rigid as wood.