Goldwin is testing a ski jacket made from synthetic spider silk

The sustainable material can now be produced at a larger scale.
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Goldwin is currently testing a ski jacket prototype that isn't made from the usual technical fabrics. The jacket has been in developed in collaboration with Spiber, who has discovered a process to create synthetic spider silk on a commercial scale without the need for petrochemicals. This process involves the use of a synthetic protein called fibroin, which goes through a proprietary microbial fermentation and spinning process to create a fabric good enough for outerwear.

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