Michelle Baldwin and Michelle Taylor-Spearman want to save the world in style.
On a trip to Nepal, the entrepreneurs, who previously worked in the textile business, became enamored with a diamond fiber cashmere made from the underbelly of the capra hircus goat. While they found the fabric beautiful, soft and light to the touch, the working conditions of the local women who weave the fabric weren’t up to par.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"