Ecovative​ will team up with Danielle Trofe,​ a Brooklyn­-based designer, to demonstrate how Grow It Yourself​ Mushroom® Materials can be used to create objects and products from sustainable materials.

Mushroom® Materials are high performing, environmentally responsible alternatives to traditional plastic foams. Created by combining locally sourced agricultural byproducts and mushroom mycelium (essentially the root structure of mushrooms), these materials are grown using the power of nature. Mushroom Materials are able to achieve a variety of performance properties, making them an innovative and sustainable medium for designers and furniture makers.

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Ecovative recently announced its Grow It Yourself (GIY) program, through which designers, students, innovators, and educators can purchase the raw Mushroom® Materials for a variety of applications. The program aims to empower anyone to experiment and grow products and designs using these compostable materials. GIY material will be sold on­site during the workshop at WantedDesign NYC Brooklyn.

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Danielle Trofe​ will join Ecovative to show how she incorporates Mushroom® Materials into her design process to grow sustainable lamps and planters. Select products from her Mush­Lume and Mush­Bloom collections will be on display.

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The workshop will provide a hands­ on experience in working with Mushroom® Materials. Instructions on how to create custom forms and tooling, as well as tips and tricks on how to grow a successful GIY project, will be demonstrated. All ages welcome.

The workshop will take place on Sunday, May 10th from 12pm­-2pm at 220 36th Street in Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Contact: Melissa Jacobsen at media@ecovativedesign.com & Danielle Trofe at danielle@danielletrofe.com

*This post originally appeared at http://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/exhibitor/exhibitors-wd-2015/ecovative-and-danielle-trofe/