MuSkin is a 100 % vegetable layer alternative to animal leather.
It comes from the Phellinus ellipsoideus, a kind of big parasitic fungus that grows in the wild and attacks the trees in the subtropical forests.
MuSkin‘s soft surface has a “touch” very similar to suede-like products and its consistence, or texture, goes from soft to slightly harder as cork.
The total absence of toxic substance makes Muskin ideal for the use in close-to-skin applications and thanks to its very natural origin it limits bacteria proliferation.
Muskin has the capacity to absorb moisture and then to release it in a short time, just like a fabric. It is not waterproof in its natural form, but it can be treated with eco wax.
To make the selection easier we divided the material into three sizes: small, medium, large and into two grade quality specifications: first and second choice.
The second choice may have visible defects like holes or scratched surface.
In general the material may have a not homogeneus surface. Every piece is a unique
product from our Earth.
We suggest to couple or laminate MuSkin with other backing materials, for instance a
fabric or paper to increase its mechanical strength.
The production capacity is, at this moment, of 40-50 sq.meters/month.
This obviously means that the target of Muskin is for special edition products.