Dairy Couture? Designer Unveils Clothing Made From Milk

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Jul 22, 2012

Move over cotton, silk, and cashmere there is a surprising new fabric that’s found it’s way to the fashion world. German biologist and fashion designer Anke Domaske has created a clothing line made from milk. Yes, you read that right - the white creamy stuff from cows.

Gizmodo reports about Domaske’s dairy couture creations and what this can mean for the future of fashion. Domaske’s process of turning milk to yarn started with eliminating the liquid from sour milk.

During this process Domaske and her team extract a protein from the milk that solidifies which they can then grind into thread and form the fabric. The end result; fine clothing that feels just like silk.

Many like the idea of clothing made from milk rather than silk and other fabrics because the impact on the environment is a lot less taxing. Silk production depends on pesticides and many chemical agents added to fabrics are considered dangerous.

Domaske explains why she believes milk to be a great alternative to other types of fabric. She says, “Milk is underrated because people only view it as a food-stuff. But you can make a lot more from it – milk is a wonderful, natural raw material. The special thing about milk is that is has a lovely silky feel. The fabric falls wonderfully, and it's cheaper than silk.”

What do you think of the idea of wearing clothing made from milk?

Do you think milk can be a good alternative to fabric that depend on pesticides and other chemicals for production?

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nunyabiznis7 by nunyabiznis7 | Bonaire, GA
Jul 30, 2012

Absolutely, great idea.. you could have more silk-like clothing for less money and its more enviromentally friendly.

SimplyDavia by SimplyDavia | HUNTSVILLE, AL
Jul 29, 2012

I would wear it why not....couldn't honestly be any worse that what some of the fabrics we have worn over our lifetimes!!

basilandcatnip by basilandcatnip | GARLAND, TX
Jul 28, 2012

Interesting. Any allergy effects? Good "recycling" of something that could have been waste, sour milk.

JennysNook by JennysNook | BURLINGTON, KY
Jul 26, 2012

Wow, that's cool. I like what she said about perspiring less while wearing these clothes during the summer. I'd try it. Some kids/teens like to chew on their clothes. I wonder if they'd gain any nutritional benefit by chewing on one of these shirts haha! I just hope they never develop methods of making chocolate into clothing. That'd be such a waste. "I want to eat it, not wear it!"

MamaRhonda by MamaRhonda | Bakersfield, CA
Jul 25, 2012

Sounds interesting...I'd have to see it first though!

ashromas3 by ashromas3 | BURIEN, WA
Jul 22, 2012

wow sounds very interesting. I would not mind trying the fabric on it sounds like it would be comfortable.