we’d like to learn a bit about you!
what is mycelium?
mycelium is the root structure of mushrooms. we have found that with proper technique, mycelium can be grown into a variety of shapes, textures and consistencies with all sorts of neat applications. the best part is that mycelium can be backyard composted when you’re done with it!
how long will mycelium last?
if kept dry, mycelium will last indefinitely and will be usable for a long time. once mycelium is placed in wet conditions, it quickly starts to decompose. there is a short term waterproofing applied to the mycelium but it will eventually start to break down when exposed to moisture.
is mycelium dangerous to myself or pets?
no. mycelium is safe to handle and could even be eaten by your pet with no side effects. although we don’t recommend feeding our products to your pets.
how can I dispose of my lint roller?
the handle is completely compostable and can be thrown in your green bin or backyard compost. the adhesive paper must be thrown in regular garbage because of the presence of artificial fibers from your clothing that are not suitable for a backyard compost. the cardboard roll is recyclable along with other paper products. Please check with your local municipalities’ compost program to see what they accept.
will my lint roller become moldy?
No. Lint rollers go through a heat treatment process that deactivates the fungi.
does the colour of my lint roller affect its compostability?
no, not at all. non-toxic paint is combined with a resin from the Black Turpelo tree and applied to the mycelium product to naturally waterproof and provide colour.
what’s in your mycelium products?
our mycelium is grown in a mixture of white rice flour, saw dust, and hemp fibers. the colour comes from the resin of the Black Turpelo tree and a non toxic paint.
are mycelium products waterproof?
mycelium is not naturally waterproof. however, we coat our products with a compost-friendly temporary waterproofing.
how does the mycelium ecological footprint compare to that of plastic?
the mycelium growing process results in limited and mostly compostable waste, and it also requires way less energy consumption when compared to plastic. our carbon footprint is significantly less than other manufactures of petroleum derived products. at the end of the product’s life, it decomposes back into nature and doesn’t create waste.
this product is awesome! how can I contribute to its successful uptake in the marketplace?
you can become a backer of our Kickstarter HERE. there are a variety of rewards to choose from. you can also use the Kickstarter page to make a donation pledge of any amount. the more money we raise, the more research we can do into creating products that are compostable and replace single use plastic!