5 Fab Fabrics from Unusual Sources

golden orb spider

3. Spider Silk

Traditional silk comes from the silkworm, but it turns out that spiders can spin silk, too. This fabric might have a low footprint, but it takes a lot of golden orb spiders to yield a small amount of fabric. A creepy mental image, but pretty fascinating, too!

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