Skip to main content

Lab-grown fabrics include spider-free silk and cow-free leather

by Futures Centre, Feb 21
1 minute read

Growing fabrics in a laboratory may be the future of fashion, as companies such as Bolt Threads and Modern Meadow make greener materials. Bolt Threads grow spider silk by isolating the proteins and recreating them in a lab using yeast and sugar. Modern Meadow uses similar steps for leather, removing animals from the process.



by Futures Centre Spotted 1994 signals

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • Share

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.