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Polartec and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to Bring First Spider Silk Fabrics to the Performance Apparel Market

Among the strongest fibers produced in nature, scalable and cost-effective production of spider silk represents a ‘holy grail’ of material science.

Color shouldn’t be an afterthought, but rather one of the first items considered when preparing for next season’s apparel line.

The plus size category is forecast to grow substantially faster than the overall U.S. apparel market, at a rate of 6 percent year over year. It's still a vastly underserved market, offering many opportunities.

Product innovation teams will be able to create virtual materials to share across their entire workflow process from design through production and quality control.

You might be surprised to find out what’s made here in the States.

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