Have you ever imagined that your morning breakfast could turn into your evening dress? Well, German microbiologist turned fashion designer, Anke Domaske, did just that with her line of dresses made from milk that did not meet hygiene standards. The milk fabric called QMilch is made from high concentrations of the milk protein casein. Casein is extracted from dried milk powder, heated up into fibers then spun into yarn.
The idea is not new; milk fabric has been around since 1930. However, before QMilch, it was produced in non-ecological ways and used many chemicals. Domaske says the amino acids have antibacterial and anti-ageing qualities and claims that the fabric has many health benefits including regulation of body temperature and blood circulation.
Six liters of milk are used to make a single dress that can be washed and feels like silk. An elegant way for using sour milk, don’t you think?