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The Spiber Dress is Like a Fashionable Piece of Armor

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 30, 2013 • References: spiber.jp and neatorama
The Spiber dress could be dismissed as a beautiful yet typical Asian-inspired design, but people would miss out on appreciating it true innovate existence. What at first may look like silk, satin or even nylon is actually a fabric made out of synthetic spider silk, which is five times stronger than steel, more flexible than nylon, and is extremely lightweight. Hence, the Spiber dress could be considered more like armor than anything else.

The material of the Spiber dress has been dubbed Qmonos, which means 'spider web' in Japanese, by the company. Currently on display at the Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo, the high collared cocktail Spiber dress is just one example of what this material can be used for. It can also make film, gels, sponges, artificial blood vessels, and nanofibers.