We are striving to reduce the impact of our alternative materials by using recycled or renewable materials. We are also working closely with the biotechnology company Bolt Threads to generate next-generation fabrics created from natural ingredients. Together, in 2018, we made our Falabella bag from Mylo™ – an innovative new material that looks and feels like leather, but is vegan and grown from mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms.
In 2020, we also grew our partnership with Bolt Threads by joining a consortium of forward-thinking brands promoting the advancement of Mylo™ – aiming to innovate, develop and produce it at a larger scale in order to help drive demand and end the fashion industry’s reliance on animal leather. We released the first-ever prototype garments made from the material in March 2021, a bustier top and trousers.