Canadian athletic apparel brand Lululemon has introduced a sustainable product line featuring Mylo, a material made from the root structure of mushrooms called mycelium.
Created and developed by a team of scientists and materials experts at Bolt Threads, Mylo material is used for Lululemon’s newest sustainable line which features three items – a woven Mylo yoga mat, Meditation and Yoga Mat Bag, and Barrel Duffel Bag.
Inspired by Lululemon’s Take Form Mat, which includes 3D-zoned alignment patterns, the woven Mylo yoga mat experiments with varying patterns to complement the placement of hands and feet during yoga practice.
“Sustainable innovation will continue to play a key role in the future of retail and product,” said Sun Choe, chief product officer at Lululemon.
“For us, leveraging a material like Mylo demonstrates our commitment to creating a healthier environment through lower-impact products, while also giving us the ability to reimagine pieces in our line through a sustainability lens.”
The Mylo products will be available for purchase early next year.
For yoga fans, the future is looking bright for sourcing sustainable items to help practice. In Hong Kong, lifestyle brand and eco-conscious label Leger has partnered with artists around the world to create limited-edition yoga towels made from sustainable materials.