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.