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.”
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