At the Biofabricate Conference in New York on Thursday, global sports apparel and fitness brand adidas launched the world’s first performance piece of footwear made 100 percent from Biosteel fiber and silk biopolymers.
Through a new partnership with German biotech company AMSilk, adidas crafted the Futurecraft Biofabric prototype shoe, which is 15 percent lighter than traditional synthetic fiber materials and also 100 percent biodegradable.
As both companies move forward in their relationship, they’ll look to further incorporate Biosteel fiber in performance products beyond just the announcement.
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