Did You Ever Think Milk Could Be Part Of Your Skirt?

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.

 Since the brand started, social media has taken over it and given it a lot of “buzz” and publicity. Because of the rapid fame that social media is giving to it, many are jumping into the bandwagon and want to buy and wear this type of fabric.

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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8 thoughts on “Did You Ever Think Milk Could Be Part Of Your Skirt?

  1. Whaaaaaaat! That is crazy. If you dunked your milk-made clothes into a cup of coffee, would they dissolve? That would be cool. But also probably not practical. I can’t even begin to wrap my head around this milk thing. Milk! I love milk.

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  2. This is actually super cool. As I was reading, all I could think about was the smell of bad milk, but then I got to the line where it said resembles silk and all I can say is this is the coolest form of “going green” I have ever heard of. To be able to turn waste like bad food into a necessity like clothes is extremely cool. I wouldn’t be surprised if this practicality contributes to new people on board with the green movement.

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  3. That’s fantastic. It’s such a great way to get those we idolize mixed into going green fever. If eco-friendly and luxury can become synonymous on some level, we may see a new side of the technology industry open up and our planet become a little healthier!

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  4. Never thought milk would be an ingredient for clothing. It is very different and as the person who said above me very “out-of-the-box.” Interesting topic and article, and I’m glad to see that there are many new approaches with the intention to live in a more environmentally-friendly world, especially in the fashion industry. I never would have run into this information myself.

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  5. Woah, interesting post! Glad you included the video, because I don’t know how I would feel googling “milk skirt”.

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  6. Very interesting topic – however, I’m not sure if the product will always remain a luxury product. Especially if such vast quantities of milk are wasted every year, the raw materials won’t be in demand. And like many said before me, since this is extending the green movement, I could definitely see this product become the pinnacle for activist groups and college students as a way to raise awareness about conserving natural resources and limiting pollution.

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