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