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Bolt Creative Residency x Jen Keane: Deep Science Through a Designer’s Eye

Before COVID-19 prompted shelter-in-place orders at the Bolt Threads office, we had the privilege of debuting our creative residency program to bring in new ideas for designing a better future. Enter Jen Keane, our first-ever creative in residence and no stranger to the potential of biomaterials. Before returning to her west coast roots in our... Read more »

CEO Dan Widmaier at Business of Fashion VOICES

In November, Bolt’s Founder and CEO, Dan Widmaier, spoke at Business of Fashion VOICES. The annual event is an invite-only gathering of top fashion brands and trailblazing entrepreneurs who are challenging conventional wisdom about the fashion industry. Dan announced the exciting news that Mylo™ material now has the ability to scale globally. That means our alternative... Read more »

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 »

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 Interwoven Paths of Tech and Textiles – Part 2

The previous post dove into the history of technology in textiles from the Stone Age through the Industrial Revolution. But the love story between tech and textiles didn’t end there. The next wave of innovation came in the 20th century and was based on synthetic and semi-synthetic fabrics, many of which fill our closets today.... Read more »

The Interwoven Paths of Tech and Textiles – Part 1

Bolt Threads lives at the intersection of the two seemingly disparate worlds: fashion and biotechnology. We realize that technology and textiles aren’t so different after all: in fact, they have a long history of intertwining. (For an excellent longread, check out Virginia Postrel’s essay “How Textiles Repeatedly Revolutionized Human Technology”) Stone Age clothes were pretty... Read more »
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Disclaimer: We know learning about the potential of biomaterials can inspire a wealth of ideas and we love your creativity. Before you send us your awesome ideas, please know that we don't want to accidentally come up with an idea similar to yours, so any concept you email us will become the property of Bolt Threads Inc.