Kingdom: Vegetabile.


“GIY is entitles for “Grow-It-Yourself” material. After years of rigorous research and dutiful development, Ecovative released GIY for public use. GIY utilizes the same mycelium technology that they use in the MycoFoam material.

Ecovative use mycelium, which is the vegetative growth stage of fungi. Spores are produced by the fruiting body or mushroom and they don’t grow materials long enough to produce mushrooms or spores.

Now you can grow things, at home, work, or school on a small scale. It is perfect for experimenting, testing ideas, and developing products at a small scale.” (Bayer and McIntyre, 2007).

Material Qualities

Kingdom Attributes

  • Irregular
  • Light
  • Freedom of shape
  • Fibrous
  • Warm
  • Organic
  • Natural Color in Volume

Specific Material Attributes

  • Velvety
  • Soft
  • Fibrous
  • Texturized
  • Irregular
  • Rough

Basic Ingredients

  • Mycelium filamentous cells (hyphae).
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Rubbing Alcohol


Ecovative Design

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Images property of the material owners.

-Bayer, E., McIntyre, G., (2007) Grow-It-Yourself. Anything you can imagine, grown using our patented Mushroom Material. Retrieved from