It's been four years since the initial Moon Parka prototype by The North Face was introduced and now, consumers are able to enter a pre-order lottery for their chance to purchase the innovative outerwear design. The outerwear jacket is set for a limited release in December and boasts an incredible design made from structural protein materials developed by Goldwin and Spiber, setting the Moon Parka apart as "the world's first outerwear jacket to utilize microbially produced protein materials."
Back in 2015, the project began with the aim of replicating spider silk, which has a property called "supercontraction" that causes a spider web to contract when exposed to water. After much research that involved spinning, weaving and processing the innovative material, The North Face settled on a textile material that is capable of maintaining its dimensions even when wet.
The North Face's Moon Parka is Made with Microbially Produced Protein
Laura McQuarrie — September 6, 2019 — Art & Design
References: spiber.jp & prnewswire