Libby

Sommer

Bolt Threads
Director of Corporate Responsibility

Integrating sustainability into product research, design, and development has been Libby’s passion since the beginning of her 20-year career. She specializes in using tools like chemical hazard assessment, life cycle assessment, social responsibility assessment, materials testing and more to guide the development of more sustainable products. She puts this expertise into practice as Director of Corporate Responsibility for Bolt Threads, a small but innovative materials start-up commercializing a mycelium leather-like material for apparel & footwear, and a biomimetic spider silk for personal care.