Strong Bones, Sexy Dresses: Fabric Made From Milk
Seen here making a giant Spongebob costume, 28-year-old German biochemist/fashion designer Anke Domaske pretends to measure something while an older lady dozes off behind her. Anke recently won an innovation award from the German Textile Research Association (how prestigious!) for Qmilch, a new hypoallergenic fabric made from sour milk. No word if it'll kill those who're lactose intolerant.
Domaske concedes that at euro20 ($28) per kilogram (1/2 pound), her fabric costs more to produce than even organic cotton, which goes for about 40 percent less. But she hopes local production will keep down transport costs and reduce the overall price.
She also notes that only 2 liters (a half gallon) of water is needed to produce 1 kilogram (2 pounds) of fabric, or enough to make several standard dresses. By comparison, the same amount of cotton requires more than 10,000 liters of water.
Not gonna lie, I'm a pretty messy eater so I do wind up wearing a lot of my food. Just...not like this. "There's spaghetti on your shirt." I know -- there's some in my pants too. "WITH meatballs?" Wow, can you even open your mouth without something perverted falling out? "Look who's talking!" Hey I just type them, there's a difference.
Thanks to Mike and Melissa, who both got orange juice pajamas for Christmas one year.