Here at The Optimist Daily, we love sharing architecture projects that put circularity front and center. The latest one we've come across involves architecture firm BakerBrown Studio, which plans to repurpose discarded lobster shells, oyster shells, and wine bottle corks to build … [Read more...] about This new pavilion will be made of discarded oyster shells and cork
Mushroom-derived leather holds real potential for revolutionizing the fashion industry and pushing it towards more sustainable practices. This potential has been particularly reflected in recent partnerships between major brands and biotechnology startups looking to replace … [Read more...] about Hermès is the latest brand to offer mushroom-based leather products
A tenth of global carbon emissions is made up of building materials and construction. That’s why engineers are in search of better alternatives to polluting materials such as cement bricks, which require a whole lot of energy to produce and winds up in the landfill at the end of … [Read more...] about Could mushroom bricks replace cement bricks?
As designers are looking for ways to sever their ties with plastic, mycelium has been receiving increasing attention lately as a viable eco-friendly alternative. In fact, experts have been experimenting with the fungus-derived material for everything from construction materials … [Read more...] about This eco-friendly Grow it Yourself Helmet is made from mycelium and hay
With giant brands like Adidas and Stella McCartney embracing the incredible potential of mycelium to replace animal-derived leather, it seems fungi will play a huge role in transitioning the fashion industry towards greener production practices. With that being said, it’s good to … [Read more...] about These sleek sneakers are made from mushroom-derived leather