In the production of the sweater, Brewed Protein biopolymer was used, obtained as a result of microbial fermentation. In fact, Goldwin and Spiber created the world's first non-petrochemical and animal-free fiber.
The innovative development of Goldwin and Spiber is 30% Brewed Protein and 70% Wool. At the same time, the sweater does not give out its high-tech properties: it looks like an ordinary wardrobe item that is suitable for both women and men.
Bacteria sweater from Goldwin and Spiber © usshop.goldwin-sports.com
The cost of the product is $ 800. It will go on sale November 30 in 11 countries, including Japan, USA, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK, Sweden and the Netherlands. However, those wishing to take possession of the bacterial sweater will first need to take part in the online lottery drawing by submitting an application on the Goldwin website by November 29.
The companies emphasize that the invention of the new fiber will make a significant contribution to the promotion of innovative biodegradable materials to the wider market and thereby reduce the use of synthetic fabrics such as polyester and nylon. In addition, Brewed Protein can be reused as soon as the sweater is used up, for example, processed into fine fibers with a silky sheen.
By the way, this is not the first experience of cooperation between The North Face distributor and Spiber. In 2019, the companies developed a concept capsule collection of 50 Moon Parkas using synthetic spider silk.>