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Engineered Silk Said to Lower Body Temperature Outdoors

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

In an article published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, researchers detailed how, through a molecular bonding design strategy and scalable dip-coating methods, nanoprocessed silk can achieve a temperature of 3.5 degrees Celsius below ambient in the daytime. This was due to the engineered silk’s ability to reflect most sunlight and radiate heat. The silk is…

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