The North Face has teamed up with a Japanese company named Spiber to create the Moon Parka, a jacket made out of synthetic spider silk. Based in terms of design on The North Face Antarctica Parka, the new Moon Parka is made out of QMONOS, a new fiber made from bioengineered bacteria that looks and feels like spider silk.
Considered the toughest material in the world, the material outperforms manmade materials. Spiber’s team researched the diverse genetic designs found in nature and then developed advanced methods to create new tailor-made protein materials designed at the molecular level. The Moon Parka is touring the Japanese The North Face stores at the moment and hopefully a production ready version of the parka will be released some time next year.
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