Softer than silk

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by adakallgren on 12 June, 2015

Bolt Threads claims to have invented an artificial silk that's machine washable and has a longer life than conventional silk.

On our minds is Bolt Threads, a textiles innovation company founded by three scientists that has been operating in private for the past few years and recently announced itself to the public. Bolt Threads means they have engineered a way to re-create the silk production process of insects and spiders to produce a high-performance silk that could be machine washable and has a longer life than conventional silk. The thread is also said to be softer, more comfortable and more breathable than other threads. Being artificially grown in a laboratory, the “spider silk” has both ethical and environmental qualities to it and with the help of some recent investment the aim is now to boost production and make the material available for commercial use. We would love some durable, easy-care, sustainably sound silk in our lives and look forward to see the outcome.

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