Who knew that there has been a material for fabric in your fridge this whole time? Anke Domaske, a German biologist and fashion designer used her mixed skill set to come up with a “dairy” fashion line made of milk-made fabrics.
Domaske has come up with a process to extract protein from sour milk, which causes the milk to solidify. Once the milk is solid it is cut into threads for fabric.
The “dairy” fabric has been compared to silk in textural likeness, but as Domaske states:
“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.”
Domaske also talks about how her fabric is eco-friendly as it comes from sour milk. The milk to fabric process only takes about an hour.
Mischa Barton, who Domaske counts as one of her greatest supporters, wears clothes from “dairy”.
The milk-made fashion line is called Mademoiselle Chi Chi. Currently Domaske is working on a new line of “dairy” clothes for men.
Would you buy milk-made clothes?