Strong Bones, Sexy Dresses: Fabric Made From Milk

November 16, 2011


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.

Milk does a body good _ even when worn [yahoo]

Thanks to Mike and Melissa, who both got orange juice pajamas for Christmas one year.

  • budgetwedding

    Thanks for the post.


  • Guest

    people that whine about changes in free online services like this, or facebook, need to relax and/or get real. The same as when people whine about the bands they like changing musical style

  • Yeah i think you're hemorrhaging readers, dude. None of us asked for or wanted a 'revamp'. I only read an article a day if I'm super bored now. It doesn't feel like the good old Geekologie.

  • Ryan Dempsey

    Who cares how much water it uses? It uses less because Milk is a liquid, but she's not counting the water fed to the cow or the water used on its if she's trying to say it is somehow more environmentally friendly...I disagree. 

  • alright then count how much water is needed to "feed" cotton and other textiles...

  • jaime_arg

    Dude, 1 kilogram is 2 pounds, not 1/2 of a pound. It's the other way around.

  • jaime_arg

    What the hell, they get it right in the second paragraph. That's what I call coherence.

  • down_grunger

    this site really has gone to shit...

    (any post would have had 20 or more comments on it by now, regardless of what it was about)

  •  This is exactly right, it couldn't be described better, you don't even see "first" posts anymore. GW, if you read this, please point this out to your higher-ups and show them a dramatic fix needs to be made.

  • aoifem10

    You're doing sponsered posts now? What the fuck?

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