As humans, our bodies are constantly changing, growing and evolving. The garments that we wear, however, tend to be made of inanimate materials. With the aim to create a textile out of living material and learn how to develop a real garment out of it, Dutch textile designer Aniela Hoitink started working on MycoTEX.

Hoitink decided to work with mycelium, the root of a mushroom, in combination with textiles to render the solid material more flexible. However, through experiments the designer noticed that it was actually possible...

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