Zazzle Shop

Screen printing

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

These Women Are Wearing Clothes Made of Real Milk


I'm having a hard time believing this, but these women are wearing clothes actually made with real milk. Yes, the liquid white stuff. The milk fabric was created by 28-yo German biologist and fashion designer Anke Domaske.

Domaske and her team have found a way to turn sour milk into a environment friendly yarn in a very easy and clean way. They eliminate the liquid from it, extracting a protein found that solidifies and then is ground into the threads that form the fabric. Domaske finds the whole thing fascinating, do I:
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.
That's the most amazing thing to me: the clothes feel like silk, but they don't impact the environment like silk production does—which depends on pesticides and other things. This process recycles spoiled milk, which sadly exists aplenty.

She will be selling her designs for as little as $290, which is impressive considering the quality and how new the process is. [DW via The Next Web]