2019. 08. 29

Announcement regarding sales of the MOON PARKA outerwear jacket

On August 29, 2019, Spiber held a press conference with GOLDWIN Inc. announcing that the MOON PARKA outerwear jacket will be released in limited quantities on December 12, 2019. The MOON PARKA utilizes structural protein materials that Goldwin and Spiber have been jointly developing since 2015.

Details can be found here.

2019. 07. 05

sacai x Spiber collaboration items presented during 2019 Paris Fashion Week Men's

Spiber presented two T-shirts designed by art director Fabien Baron at the “sacai men’s 2019 Spring & Summer and women’s 2019 Pre Spring” show in Paris. Both shirts utilize a blend of Brewed Protein™ (Spiber’s newly-developed high quality and sustainable material) and cotton.

Based on the concept of designing for everyday life and not just for special occasions, sacai creates clothes that are unique yet universal, innovate and experimental, and which succeed in manifesting a novel sense of harmony through the combination of unexpected elements and differing technologies. This approach to fashion resonates with Spiber and led us to work together for this collaboration.

Details can be found here.

2019. 07. 04

YUIMA NAKAZATO x Spiber couture collection exhibited at Paris Fashion Week

Spiber presented a couture collection for Fall/Winter 2019/20 at Paris Fashion Week in collaboration with YUIMA NAKAZATO. This collection embodies Yuima Nakazato’s declaration that “Haute couture is inherently sustainable.” All aspects of the collection—from conceptualization through to the final presentation—were worked on collaboratively between Yuima Nakazato and Spiber. Each piece utilizes Spiber’s newly-developed, sustainable Brewed Protein™ material to manifest our vision of haute couture and the role we believe it should play—to build a more sustainable relationship between mankind and the environment.

Details can be found here.

2019. 04. 23

Announcement of conclusion of a ¥6.5B funding round

Spiber Inc. is pleased to announce the execution of a ¥5B commitment line contract via a syndicate loan led by MUFG Bank, Ltd., and with the participation of regional financial institutions The Yamagata Bank, Ltd., The Shonai Bank, Ltd., and TSURUOKA SHINKIN BANK. Funds obtained from this round will be used toward the planned construction of a mass production plant for the fermentation and purification of structural protein materials in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (Rayong), Thailand.

Additionally, Spiber has executed a ¥1.5B lease contract with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (President & CEO: Takahiro Yanai), for the purpose of expanding and upgrading the company’s spinning, R&D, and other facilities at its headquarters in Tsuruoka, Yamagata.

Funds from this round will help establish the foundation for medium and long term growth through their utilization in the construction of Spiber’s Thai plant and the improvement and expansion of domestic facilities.

Details can be found here.

2019. 03. 25

Announcing execution of joint R&D contract with Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd.

To date, Spiber has developed materials with a wide variety of features and forms. Through a new contract with Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd., Spiber has begun the research necessary to expand usage applications for these materials and associated technologies within the construction industry, thus contributing to the development of a sustainable society.

Details can be found here.

2018. 11. 28

Spiber announces plans to establish overseas mass production plant

Spiber Inc. is pleased to announce the planned construction of a mass production plant at the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Thailand. The new plant will allow for large-scale protein fermentation and purification operations, and represents Spiber’s latest step towards the mass production of its proprietary structural protein materials.

Details can be found here.

2018. 10. 09

Notice of investment in Synplogen Inc.

Spiber has invested 100 million yen in Synplogen Inc., and consequently Spiber’s Executive Officer Junichi Sugahara has been appointed as Representative Director of Synplogen from September 22, 2018. Synplogen is a DNA synthesis startup engaged in research and development of cutting edge DNA synthesis technologies, and offers DNA synthesis services as well.

The announcement from Synplogen can be read here (Japanese only).