What is mycelium?
Mycelium is a completely natural and organic material that can serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based polymers. It is the root structure of fungi, which grows underneath the ground. It is commonly referred as nature’s filter and is a source of nutrients for plants of all kinds.
How are we using mycelium?
Mycelium products are created through a 0-waste bio-process by growing the fungi roots in specially-designed molds. The mycelium develops its fibers by digesting organic waste. When dried up and fully grown, these fibers can be transformed into strong, versatile, and aesthetic products. This eliminates the need for chemicals or industrial processing, thereby greatly reducing the built-in energy and harmful emissions of the final product.
Why did we choose mycelium?
The bio-process of growing mycelium preserves all nutrients of the absorbed ingredients and creates an entirely organic material which has multiple benefits. Once planted, mycelium is fully compostable, thus putting an end to the unnecessary build-up of corporate waste. Thereby, mycelium products are truly sustainable, purpose-made with circularity in their core, and have a positive impact on the environment. At the same time the material remains unaffected when stored at home, allowing us to make the edenn urn everlasting with lifetime warranty.
The organic nature of mycelium combined with its fully compostable capabilities match our vision for natural, yet beautiful products. When composted, the mushroom-based material releases soil-enriching nutrients in the surrounding grounds. These nutrients aid the growth of trees and create an environment in which a tree, nourished from the cremated remains of a loved one, can truly thrive. Furthermore, when burned, mycelium releases only non-harmful gasses and its ashes contain useful minerals such as calcium and sodium, providing an ideal solution for an eco-friendly cremation coffin, which is our next project.
With mycelium-based products we can offset death’s carbon footprint and can provide you and your loved ones with a dignified farewell, as well as a green and living legacy.