Is Milk the Fabric of the Future? One Designer Thinks So
Young German designer Anke Domaske is mining an unusual resource when it comes to producing her clothing line Mademoiselle Chi Chi: The contents of her refrigerator--or, more specifically, milk. Domaske--who is also a former microbiology student, natch--has developed a new fabric called QMilch, which is made from high concentrations of the milk protein casein, according to Reuters. As stated in the press release, the fabric is produced thusly, "The casein is extracted from dried milk powder and then heated up in a type of meat-mincing machine with other natural ingredients. The fiber comes out in strands and is then spun into yarn on a spinning machine." We admit, our first reaction was: Ew. But actually, after reading more about it, QMilch could seriously be the fabric of the future.