Bolt Threads’ engineered silk offers golden opportunity to designers

The silkworm has nothing on the spider when it comes to durability and variety, but no one had been able to figure out how to get those arachnids to spin on command until three scientists with Ph.D.s combined their knowledge and experience and formed Bolt Threads in 2009.

Since then, they’ve secured $90 million in funding for their bioengineered spider silk company, garnering the attention and adoration of both performance and high-fashion apparel lines. In July, sustainably focused designer Stella McCartney and Bolt Threads announced the first in a series of collaborations. The first evidence of this partnership is a one-off dress created for the Museum of Modern Art exhibition “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” on display through Jan. 28, 2018.

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