Announcing THE NORTH FACE Sp. "MOON PARKA", the World's First Outerwear Jacket to Utilize Microbially-Produced Protein Materials News By Spiber Inc.
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Announcing THE NORTH FACE Sp. "MOON PARKA", the World's First Outerwear Jacket to Utilize Microbially-Produced Protein Materials

Fashion News By Spiber Inc. | Posted on September 08, 2019 09:58 AM

THE NORTH FACE Sp. "MOON PARKA", the world's first outerwear jacket to utilize microbially-produced protein materials. PRNewsFoto/Spiber Inc.  

Fashion News by Spiber Inc. : GOLDWIN Inc. (Goldwin) and Spiber Inc. (Spiber) are pleased to announce that the MOON PARKA outerwear jacket is set for a limited release on December 12, 2019. The MOON PARKA utilizes structural protein materials that Goldwin and Spiber have been jointly developing since 2015. Applications to enter the pre-order lottery for the chance to purchase the MOON PARKA started at 18:00, August 29, 2019.

THE NORTH FACE Sp. "MOON PARKA", the world's first outerwear jacket to utilize microbially-produced protein materials.

The MOON PARKA is the second item launched under THE NORTH FACE and Spiber's collaborative project, THE NORTH FACE Sp. The parka, with an outermost layer made from 100% jointly-developed Brewed Protein[1] materials, is the world's first commercially available outerwear jacket to utilize structural proteins produced through a microbial fermentation process that does not rely on petrochemical resources (as of August 29, 2019; research by the Japan-based Structural Protein Industry Association). The MOON PARKA takes its name from the word moonshot, an attempt to achieve an extremely difficult task for the sake of the enormous impact that its success would entail.

The four years of research and development since the initial MOON PARKA prototype was unveiled has led to an extensive evolution in the product. The latest iteration of the jacket features a simple, timeless design well-suited to any setting -- from street to summit --with fabric that satisfies Goldwin's strict durability and stability quality standards. A breathable, waterproof laminate forms the middle layer of the shell, and the inner padding, taking inspiration from the expedition-use, cold-resistant Himalayan Parka in THE NORTH FACE's Summit Series, uses 900 fill power CLEANDOWN to ensure heat retention. Laid out on the inner lining is a photograph of planet Earth as taken by the Apollo 11 crew during mankind's first successful visit to the lunar surface. This serves to embody the concepts behind the MOON PARKA -- the boundless possibilities of humanity, as well as the conviction that the bold and daring can conquer any obstacle.

Goldwin and Spiber believe that it is the duty of the present generation to shift away from a short-term, consumerist economic model based on the use of non-renewable petroleum resources, and to move towards a sustainable, long-term economic model based on the use of renewable, sustainable resources. Through our joint research and development initiative, we are striving to re-evaluate our way of thinking about the relationship between nature and mankind. By considering how to balance functionality with environmental considerations, and by examining the role of products and the economy, Goldwin and Spiber hope to arrive at a solution for creating sports apparel items which can support a lifestyle in harmony with nature. In doing so, we believe we can make a considerable contribution to the development of a sustainable world. It is this belief that drives our continued effort towards this goal.

Source: PR Newswire/Spiber Inc.

Website: https://www.spiber.jp/en

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