How Spiber is Spinning Proteins Into Spider Silk? artwork
Built with Biology: Spotlight

How Spiber is Spinning Proteins Into Spider Silk?

  • S1E7
  • 04:56
  • August 4th 2021

Love 'em or hate 'em, spiders are amazing creatures. The silks they spin are some of the most interesting and diverse materials found in nature. But spiders can't be farmed for these materials, which are stronger than steel, yet stretching, and soft.

Meet Spiber, the bio-materials company brewing spider silk proteins through fermentation! The company has spun its material into t-shirts, Haute couture dresses, major fashion collabs, and even a skateboard!

Listen to hosts Fiona and Nikita riff on fashion, biology, and even a new appreciation of spiders!

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