Millions of tons of rotten milk go to waste every year. Although people see rotten milk as not useful in the kitchen, a German company is turning the milk into high-end fashion. Anke Domaske, is a biochemist and fashion designer who invented QMilch. QMilch is is part of the brand name called Mademoiselle Chi Chi. QMilch is a type of fabric that is made purely out of milk. Fabric made of out milk had been done before but it was until Anke Domaske came into the fashion industry that the making of the fabric changed. Before, the process of making the fabric involved many distinct chemicals. The process to create the milk fabric took over 60 hours and was very resource and water intensive. Now, Domaske uses natural fibers and fewer resources.
It is incredible to think that a fabric could be made out of milk. To create this fabric, the milk is first fermented and then turned into a powder. It is then heated with mixed with other ingredients which help it turn into yarn. Although this idea can sound crazy to many, it is extremely expensive to produces and used by many Hollywood stars such as Ashlee Simpson and Mischa Barton.
The fabric is said to have a similar feel and texture to silk. Although it can be compared to silk, the price of this fabric is said to be stable and will not fluctuate as time goes by. The high price of the fabric does not stop consumers from buying the fabric. The wearing of this brand and fabric will always be considered to be a luxury.
Besides this fabric being completely new to the fashion industry, pollution is a reoccurring theme in the world. This fabric does not produce and waste and by doing this, it can help the environment. This is a chemical free fashion brand and product. It is an interesting concept and revolution for fashion. It will be interesting to see how much this new chemical free fabric expands throughout the industry. Also, to see if people will tag on to this fad because it is seen on social media such as twitter, Facebook and on the celebrities.
In this video, Anke Domaske talks more about the creation of the milk product:
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