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Better Days Blog

Through science, dedication, and collaboration, we believe the best days of our planet are ahead of us. Here is your front-row seat to our journey in creating materials that put us on a path towards a more sustainable future.

Bolt Welcomes our first Kickstarter Backer

In September, we held our first-ever Kickstarter tour with one of our backers. Eve is a fashion designer from Australia, and has always been interested in using sustainable materials for her designs. Recently, she came across mycelium and all the potential that fungi hold. In her research, she found the Driver Bag Kickstarter and supported... Read more »

Humans at Bolt – Dr. Kevin McCluskey, Fungal Geneticist & Lead Principal Scientist

Dr. Kevin McCluskey is a fungal geneticist leading the Grow team and guiding the process development for Mylo™ material. As part of his job, Kevin sets direction for the team and makes sure they are in tune with the latest developments across different scientific fields and can translate them to Bolt’s own work. “You can... Read more »

Introducing the MyloTM Driver Bag

It’s a thrilling day in the evolution of biomaterials! We’ve just launched The Mylo™ special edition of the iconic Chester Wallace Driver Bag, featuring supple, animal-free Mylo – our sustainable material made from mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms. The multi-pocketed functional unisex tote represents the future of accessories, combining innovative and cultivated materials... Read more »

Stella Meets MyloTM Mycelium Leather

Today we introduced a second new material to the world, with a little help from our friend Stella McCartney. Mylo™ is the world’s first commercially available take on modern leather grown from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. Mylo looks and feels like hand-crafted leather. It has a supple, natural feel, and because we control... Read more »

Why We Went to Wyoming

Your wait for the next Bolt Threads product to hit the market is nearly over! Next week we’ll be unveiling our latest creation, the result of a collaboration with Mountain Meadow Wool Mill. Our partnership with the revitalizer of the American wool industry is so special that it brought us from our Emeryville labs to... Read more »

Stella McCartney Thinks This Technology Will Save the World

The moment Stella McCartney said, “this is the future… this will save our planet, this approach that Bolt Threads has is the approach we’re going to have to take to everything,” I knew that this went beyond just marketing the rich-brown, Microsilk™ bodysuit and parachute-pant on display. We were on the top floor of her new Madison... Read more »

The future of fashion is already on display

Our partnership with Stella McCartney has shown that the future of fashion isn’t just in the lab – it’s on the catwalk, in the museum, and on its way to your wardrobe. Although luxury fashion is traditionally conservative and slow to change, world-renowned visionary designer Stella McCartney is always actively searching for innovative solutions. We... Read more »

We’ve made a new friend in the fashion world

Today we’re thrilled to announce a partnership with Stella McCartney, a world-renowned brand known for its dedication to eco-innovation. We’ll be unveiling our first collaborative product, a one-of-a-kind custom dress made entirely of Bolt Microsilk™ at the New York Museum of Modern Art’s upcoming exhibit “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” opening October 1st. We’ve long been... Read more »

Channeling Spider-Man

What’s blue and red and webbed all over? Spider-Man: Homecoming, the latest installment of our favorite superhero film franchise. We often get compared to Spider-Man, and although we’re not superhuman, we share Peter Parker’s love of science and we’re using technology to make materials we think he’d be proud of. In fact, Spider-Man has been such an inspiration to... Read more »

Designing a BoltSpun tie: Conversations with a material

On March 10, we launched the world’s first ever human-made spider silk consumer product, a knit silk necktie. Why a tie? We chose a tie because we wanted to create an iconic product associated with the history of silk. Emperor Shih Huang Ti’s famous Terracotta Army in 210 BCE is depicted wearing a silk necktie... Read more »
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