The famous words of Neil Armstrong, “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind,” was quite literal, and it comes to mind when I read about the result of a collaboration between The North Face and Spiber, a Japanese company: the Moon Parka.

It’s probably because of word association, but the technology involved in making the prototype of the Moon Parka is indeed a giant leap in the industry, for it’s no ordinary parka.

The Moon Parka is made of synthetic spider silk, making it the first of its kind. Continue reading →