Second Slice


Vishakha Darshan Pathak, Olatunde Meme, Maya Pavlovic, Elisa Berger, Jasmin Gunther

Second Slice is a start-up dedicated to transforming the sustainability landscape through the upcycling of bread waste into vegan leather using bread and mycelium. Our mission is to provide an eco-friendly alternative to traditional leather production while simultaneously reducing food waste. By harnessing the power of mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, we have developed a revolutionary process that converts discarded bread into a versatile and sustainable material with properties like leather.

Through strategic partnerships with local bakeries and food suppliers, Second Slice sources bread waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. By repurposing this waste, we not only divert it from the waste stream but also provide a valuable resource for our production. Our proprietary technique involves combining bread with mycelium, which acts as a natural binding agent, allowing the ingredients to transform into a resilient and cruelty-free material.

Second Slice’s vegan leather offers a wide range of applications across various industries, including fashion, accessories, and upholstery. By choosing Second Slice’s vegan leather, consumers can make a conscious choice to support sustainable and ethical practices while enjoying products that are stylish, functional, and environmentally responsible.

Through our innovative approach to upcycling bread waste and utilizing mycelium technology, Second Slice aims to revolutionize the leather industry and inspire a more sustainable future. Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment and the fashion industry, one slice of bread at a time