Real silk.
Real change.
Real science.

It starts with natural silk.
It continues with you.

It starts with natural silk.
It continues with you.

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First, we get real silkworm cocoons from trusted suppliers.

Raw silk starts in the form of a cocoon spun by a silkworm that has eaten organically grown mulberry leaves. These cocoons are made up of one very long strand of fiber consisting of two proteins. First, there’s fibroin—pure silk protein (and the secret behind Activated Silk™). Then there’s sericin, which acts as a “glue” that keeps the fiber together. Every cocoon consists of these two proteins and, because we don’t need the fiber strand to remain intact as other industries do, we can use cocoons that would have otherwise been discarded because of their shape or condition.

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Next, we isolate the
pure silk protein.

We wash the cocoons in a simple bath of hot water and salt. This process allows us to remove the sticky outer sericin layer, leaving us with pure fibroin. After drying, the fibroin looks like a thin, white yarn—but its true power hasn’t been activated. Not yet.

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Then, we turn the silk into liquid form.

We introduce salt and water again, this time to solubilize the fibroin—changing it from a fiber to a liquid. The salt is then removed through our proprietary purification process. The end result? Pure silk protein in liquid, a customizable platform with hundreds of possible molecular forms. In its final state it’s simple, but the chemistry of Activated Silk is unmatched. Now, the full potential of silk can be applied.

We introduce salt and water again, this time to solubilize the fibroin—changing it from a fiber to a liquid. The salt is then removed through our proprietary purification process. The end result? Pure silk protein in liquid, a customizable platform with hundreds of possible molecular forms. In its final state it’s simple, but the chemistry of Activated Silk is unmatched. Now, the full potential of silk can be applied.

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Then, it goes to our partners
and their customers.

Our partners use all-natural Activated Silk to replace harsh finishing chemicals used in the manufacturing process. Because of the unique chemistry of the Activated Silk platform, it can be customized to work in different ways a partner needs it to. And it always means they can give their customers the same products they love—now cleaner, healthier and better than ever.

Our partners use all-natural Activated Silk to replace harsh finishing chemicals used in the manufacturing process. Because of the unique chemistry of the Activated Silk platform, it can be customized to work in different ways a partner needs it to. And it always means they can give their customers the same products they love—now cleaner, healthier and better than ever.

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Then, it goes back to
where it all started.

Because Activated Silk comes from a regenerative protein resource, it’s completely sustainable and biodegradable—so any product it’s used on is safe to be touched, washed, and recycled. Meaning the journey of silk is a circular story—from the cocoon, to the product, to the customer, and back to the earth again.

Because Activated Silk comes from a regenerative protein resource, it’s completely sustainable and biodegradable—so any product it’s used on is safe to be touched, washed, and recycled. Meaning the journey of silk is a circular story—from the cocoon, to the product, to the customer, and back to the earth again.

By adapting the silk protein’s chemistry, Activated Silk
becomes a platform, not a single solution. 

By adapting the silk protein’s chemistry, Activated Silk™ becomes a platform, not a single solution.

 

By adapting the silk protein’s chemistry, Activated Silk™ becomes a platform, not a single solution. 

By adapting the silk protein’s chemistry, Activated Silk
becomes a platform,
not a single solution. 

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We're evolving textiles.

We're evolving textiles.

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We're evolving personal care.

We're evolving personal care.

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We're evolving medical.

We're evolving medical.

Textiles. Evolved By Nature.

Activated Silk can replace the harsh finishing agents that you can’t see, but are often on common materials—from nylon to cotton. That means they can be produced more sustainably, used more responsibly, and recycled more safely. Even more amazing? Activated Silk replicates (and in some cases even outperforms) the benefits of those chemicals, yet is completely invisible. Yoga pants, jackets, purses, belts—together with our partners we’re making clothes and accessories that aren’t just better for the world, but better performing. And we’re constantly developing new ways to do it.

Textiles. Evolved By Nature.

Activated Silk can replace the harsh finishing agents that you can’t see, but are often on common materials—from nylon to cotton. That means they can be produced more sustainably, used more responsibly, and recycled more safely. Even more amazing? Activated Silk replicates (and in some cases even outperforms) the benefits of those chemicals, yet is completely invisible. Yoga pants, jackets, purses, belts—together with our partners we’re making clothes and accessories that aren’t just better for the world, but better performing. And we’re constantly developing new ways to do it.

Cleaner by nature.

Activated Silk is:

* Biocompatible
* Non-toxic to you and the world
   (no BPA, phthalates or formaldehyde)
* Made from organically grown cocoons
* Non-GMO
* Sustainably produced

Cleaner by nature. Activated Silk is:

* Biocompatible
* Non-toxic to you and the world
   (no BPA, phthalates or formaldehyde)
* Made from organically grown cocoons
* Non-GMO
* Sustainably produced

Better by nature. Activated Silk can evolve how fabrics perform.

* Moisture-wicking
* Faster drying
* More efficient absorbency
* Longer-lasting colors
* Stretch and recovery
* Abrasion resistance
* Anti-pilling
* Anti-shrinking
* Wash durability
   And more

Personal Care. Evolved By Nature.

Activated Silk can make the products that are closest to our bodies better for our bodies. It’s already playing a key role as the active ingredient in skincare by making creams and lotions extra hydrating, brightening, softening and more by working directly with your body’s chemistry and replacing chemicals that can be harsh for the skin. That means they’re good for anybody. And because our platform is so powerful, products made with Activated Silk can contain far fewer ingredients—dozens even—than comparable products. And it can all safely be washed down the drain without harming the environment.

Medical. Evolved By Nature.

The uses for Activated Silk can go far beyond what we put on our bodies—but also what we put in them. Our company founders have nearly two decades of experience in groundbreaking silk research and in developing novel medical applications with natural silk. Today, Activated Silk is being licensed in the medical aesthetics injectables industry, and we are researching its use for even more medical and health applications.

Medical. Evolved By Nature™.

The uses for Activated Silk can go far beyond what we put on our bodies—but also what we put in them. Our company founders have nearly two decades of experience in groundbreaking silk research and in developing novel medical applications with natural silk. Today, Activated Silk is being licensed in the medical aesthetics injectables industry, and we are researching its use for even more medical and health applications.

Interested in partnering with us, or just want to learn more?

Interested in partnering with us, or just want to learn more?

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