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Emeryville, CA 94608
On March 10, we launched the world’s first ever human-made spider silk consumer product, a knit silk necktie. Why a tie?
Just as Bolt Threads blends the seemingly unrelated worlds of science and fashion, Jin-Kyung possesses an unlikely combination of talents: data analysis and empathy.
Bolt Threads is a team of eighty people with robust technology nearing product release, but our path here wasn’t inevitable and we certainly didn’t get here overnight!
It all started back when our co-founders Dan, David, and Ethan met in 2009. (Cue the flashback harp sound effects.)
Today our CEO Dan spoke on a panel about the future of fashion at TechCrunch Disrupt, where he shared our vision for a future of better, more sustainably-made textiles. The textile industry is responsible for monumentally high levels of pollution and waste; in designing new materials, we’re taking advantage of a rare opportunity to design manufacturing processes as sustainably as possible. (more…)