Goldwin Inc. announced the launch of its Fall/Winter 2023 collection of five brands simultaneously using the structural protein material Brewed Protein™️ fiber, which has been jointly developed with Spiber Corporation since 2015.
“Aiming to improve various environmental issues surrounding the apparel industry, we have been working with Spiber since 2015 on the joint development of structural protein materials for deployment in apparel products,” said the company in a press release.
Until now, all products were sold in limited quantities by lottery due to the limited production of Brewed Protein™️ fiber. With mass production of Brewed Protein™️ polymer at Spiber’s Thailand plant beginning in early 2022, they have now achieved the first-ever mass production of Brewed Protein™️ fiber. After many years of joint development, five brands—The North Face, Goldwin, nanamica, The North Face Purple Label, and Woolrich—have all launched products featuring Brewed Protein™ fibers at the same time.
“We have set an activity goal of shifting 10% of our newly developed products to those using Brewed Protein™️ by 2030. Through this joint development, we will rethink the relationship between nature and humans, and continue to consider a completely new way of using materials, products, and economics that combine functionality and environmental friendliness to a high degree. We believe that by designing and proposing sports apparel that will accompany future lifestyles in beautiful harmony with nature, we can make a significant contribution to the sustainable development of human society, and we will continue to pursue research and development in partnership with Spiber”, said Goldwin.