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FUNGI Solutions winner of Ethical Enterprise Awards 2021

Moral Fairground have announced the winners of the Ethical Enterprise Award and Early Pitch Competition for 2021. We were thrilled to see Thornbury resident and Founder / Head of Design and Research at
FUNGI Solutions win People’s Choice Award, Red Hat Impact Award and EEEPC Climate Futures Award. Fungi Solutions collaborates with Fungi to rescue resources from landfill, produce sustainable circular packaging solutions and remediate toxic pollutants.

“We are so honoured to be a part of the conference to be recognised alongside other great participants. There was great appetite for innovation at the conference and it was nice to see that people are interested in products and designs that are more circular. We aim to make people feel better about the purchasing decisions with our mycelium solutions.” – Amanda, Founder at FUNGI Solutions.

We asked how she became interested in mushroom technology, “I was studying fashion design. Trying to grow mushrooms on spent denim. The mycelium was fusing together textile components. So I began tailoring biodegradable suits. I don’t come from a science background, all the mycology was self taught. I ended up developing the material applications after the Copenhagen Fashion Summit and then was teaching introductory Mycology courses to which we produced Mycelium Made as a short documentary on our work.” – Amanda, FUNGI Solutions.

As a sustainable fashion design innovator and former speaker at Copenhagen Youth Fashion Summit, Amanda found her path towards impressive solutions based work in mycological sustainability practices when studying sustainable fashion to support supply chains end the use of single use plastic and utilise up-cycled fabric and fungi instead.

“Lots of organisations are starting to use mushroom technology to help foster sustainable solutions to issues such as waste management. It’s nice to have an idea of how this will grow. I thought the whole conference was so well put together and was such a rich space. Invigorating to see how all these networks come together with a lot of identification that it’s just will power. To bring these actions to be taken. Every role that is played brings these things together.” – Amanda, FUNGI Solutions.

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