lululemon has unveiled the world’s first yoga accessories made from Mylo™, a material that is made from a renewable fungus, with the launch of the concept 2-in-1 Yoga Mat Bag and Meditation Mat and Barrel Duffle Bag.
The development of the concept 2-in-1 Yoga Mat Bag and Meditation Mat and Barrel Duffle Bag demonstrate lululemon’s continued dedication to sustainability through the integration of lower-impact products into unique designs.
The soft leather-like Mylo™ material has been developed from renewable mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms by a team of scientists and material experts at Californian company, Bolt Threads.
Mylo™ was featured in the accessories’ detailed woven handles and braided pulls in products that are both iconic to the lululemon brand and serve a functional purpose.
The lululemon Meditation and Yoga Mat is a 3-in-1 yoga mat bag which adapts depending on guests’ needs. It unrolls into a meditation mat and can additionally be carried in two ways – completely rolled up or folded in half. Simply remove the shoulder strap, unroll the bag and use it as a meditation mat.
The lululemon Barrel Duffle Bag is ready for gym or getaway, equipped with strategically placed pockets and a removable pouch to keep workout gears separate. Features include detailed woven handles, multiple pockets including a unique slip pocket on either side of the barrel, and removable interior pouch.
lululemon chief product officer, Sun Choe said, “The launch of our Mylo™ bags is an exciting milestone for lululemon, as our guests can now experience the premium look and feel of this innovative, sustainable material first-hand. Our lululemon Meditation and Yoga Mat Bag, and lululemon Barrel Duffel Bag which feature Mylo™, demonstrate our commitment to creating a healthier future through low-impact products, paired with the performance-driven and high-quality design we’re known for.”
lululemon vice president of accessories design, Dennis Wang added, “We’ve been experimenting with Mylo™ for almost two years, testing different applications of this ground-breaking material to create versatile and beautiful products for our guests. We’re excited our lululemon Meditation and Yoga Mat Bag and lululemon Barrel Duffel Bag are now available for our guests to experience this sustainable solution, featuring the same functionality they’ve come to love and expect from lululemon.”
lululemon is a founding member of the Mylo™ consortium, demonstrating its commitment to innovation and creating a healthier environment by investing in sustainable materials and developing unique relationships with like-minded brands.