The following innovators are some of the coolest, brightest, most outside-the-box thinkers and doers we’ve ever met. We are grateful to have them help in the co-design of Mycelium. But don’t take our word for it, check ’em out for yourself…
“If you want to understand the entrepreneur, study the juvenile delinquent. The delinquent is saying with his actions, “This sucks. I’m going to do my own thing.” -Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia
Even though we won’t open our doors for another 15 months, we’re proud to announce we’ve received our first official applicant, Ibada Wadud. And if Iba is setting any kind of precedent for the caliber of participant that Mycelium will attract, we’re in for a very exciting ride. Iba has worked as a professor in Spain and with leaders of social transformation at Yale University. She is the founder of ETHOS-DISEñO, a creative think tank, design lab and green consultancy. With a focus on human rights, sustainable development and innovation, Iba is using the vehicle of fashion to eliminate the divide between ethics and aesthetics in the fashion industry.
LIFE IS CHANGE. In the eighties we hopped on the bigger is better bandwagon. The nineties held the advent of the dotcoms and of course, the dotcom bubble. We lost the better part of the 2000’s to 9/11 and a war on two fronts. This served as the red herring while back room deals were done in penthouse offices until they were called out and our world tipped like dominoes from Lehman Brothers down to Auntie Mae’s Five and Dime. As the dust settles and the smoke rises, little seedlings sprout up. They are social enterprises. But can they really save us?