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January 12, 2016 AT 4:00 am

North Face Creates Tough Winter Jacket Inspired By Spider Silk #Biomimicry

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North Face’s new ‘Moon Parka’uses synthetic spider silk to stay strong warm and lightweight. via iflscience.com

The North Face and biotech company Spiber have collaborated to create the “Moon Parka” – a coat woven out of synthetic spider silk.

Spider silk is one of nature’s stretchiest and strongest materials – making it ideal for active sportswear. However, harvesting spider silk on an industrial scale is not very efficient, mainly due to spiders’ competitive disposition to eat their rivals.

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