ACTIVATED SILK™ TECHNOLOGYONE PROTEIN,
Quick-drying activewear. Collagen-boosting eye cream. Soft bed sheets and longer-lasting leather goods. Activated Silk technology — a pure platform made from natural silk protein and water — is replacing potentially toxic chemicals and improving performance in all these things and more. One cocoon at a time, one product at a time, we’re making the world a kinder, healthier place.
Made in the U.S.
Activated Silk technology is already making a world of difference in clothing and personal care products.
Sustainability is our business.
Not our buzzword.
For us, sustainability isn’t a box to check — it’s a promise to do no harm as we work with our partners to help their products and industries perform better.* That means minimizing our impact on the planet and on the people who make and use the products. And making sure sustainability goals aren’t priced out of reach. So we carefully consider every piece of our supply chain — from how our farmers water their mulberry plants to how we ship our cocoons.
*To fully understand our environmental impact and continuously improve our supply chain and manufacturing process, we undertook a full ISO-compliant Lifecycle Assessment (LCA).
Activated Silk is biocompatible, non-toxic to people, and biodegradable in the environment.
Our people matter
Our mills and makers matter. So Activated Silk is safe for both manufacturing processes and the people working with it — with no toxic remnants to dispose of.
No negative impact
We take great care to ensure Activated Silk has no negative impact on waterways and water supplies.
We work primarily with small, family-run sericulture farms. Like our partner in Japan, some have been in the industry for generations.
Our suppliers’ mulberry plants are irrigated only with rainwater, and all of the leaves are natural and pesticide-free.
Our suppliers’ silkworms are raised responsibly and never go through the reeling process. The chrysalis doesn’t go to waste, becoming a vital part of the lifecycle by feeding local fish.
Innovation shouldn’t come at a prohibitive price—that’s why we offer healthy chemistry that won’t hurt the bottom line.
Our cocoons are shipped to the U.S. in recyclable containers.
Activated Silk is manufactured in Boston, a thriving bio-innovation center, using 100% renewable power.