Hermes Vegan Leather Bag – Hermes Will Make Vegan Leather Bag From Mushrooms. The luxury fashion house Hermes will replace the leather for making their bags by using mushrooms. It will become a ‘vegan’ leather material in the fashion industry.
Reported Business of Fashion, this French label pioneered the use of mushroom-based “leather” as an alternative to genuine leather. The mushroom used is a new form of mushroom produced by a company from California, MycoWorks.
The bag that will be made with mushroom-based ingredients is one of Hermes’ classic designs, the Victoria Bag.
It’s just that Hermes confirms, that they will not get rid of the iconic leather bag that disappeared. Citing various sources, this fungal skin is made of the vegetative part of the fungus which is made of a collection of hyphae (similar to branching threads).
This bag is made from Sylvania, a form of extra-fine mycelium, patented by MycoWorks, which increases the potential of the mushroom-based material as a viable alternative to traditional leather.
“MycoWorks vision and values echo the views and values of Hermès, a strong fascination with natural raw materials and their transformation, seeking excellence, with the aim that objects are put to good use and longevity. With Sylvania, Hermès has always been an innovation in making, ”Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès was quoted as saying from Highsnobiety.
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