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Brief Published: 8 Dec 2011

Dairy Wears


German biochemist-turned-fashion designer Anke Domaske has created a new fabric made from milk, called Qmilch.

The textile is made from milk proteins that are stretched and woven to create a fabric with a silk-like texture. Domaske says that the amino acids present in the milk proteins provide a host of health benefits to the user, including anti-bacterial and anti-ageing properties. The fabric is also good for people with skin allergies because of its natural, non-toxic composition.

Using only half a gallon of water for every two pounds of fabric, Qmilch is very water-efficient compared to its cotton competitor, which uses a staggering 10,000 litres of water to produce the same amount. Qmilch provides an attractive and sustainable alternative to one of the world’s most polluting industries.