Milky Clothes: Italian Designer Turns Milk Waste Into Fabric

And now the magic starts turning out-of-date milk into clothes is Antonella Bolinas specialty normally she does it on a commercial scale in a factory but today she’s going back to basics to explain how it’s done it must to arrive 250 degrees after the milk is heated citric acid is added to separate the way from the protein known as.

Casein it’s the casing that’s used to make the fabric but I can’t show you the next step because it’s a secret we do know that the casein is dried and ground into a powder a machine described as a giant cotton candy spinner.

Then turns it into a fiber which is spun until it resembles a cotton like thread.

To make for example one kilo of milk fiber we just use less than 1 liter of water so we save a lot of water in comparison.

Make one kilo of cotton you have to use something like 15 kilos of water these machines weave the thread into a fabric ready.

Made into clothes one t-shirt takes one and a half liters of milk to make and the end product is said to be ideal for people with sensitive skin first of all this product is of course.

Under present natural because came from milk but not only that because it’s biological because we don’t use any chemical product on it but as also special properties because it’s antibacterial an anti-allergic and also must rise the skin so it’s very a candle for the for the skin antonella’s factories run.
Reducing the company’s co2 emissions for.

Future she hopes to expand into bedding and even medical products like bandages milk fabric was first produced back in the 1930s but at that time it was a chemical heavy process and it didn’t really take off now science has come a.

Long way and here at dura dell’arte the focus is on environmental sustainability so even the dye they use comes from natural products things like leftover coffee red onions and blueberries selected shops around the world a stocking do Eau de lattes milk clothing a t-shirt costs around $60 while a baby outfit retails for forty and breathable when you wear it you don’t feel closing buy something it’s as if your skin is breathing with industries under pressure globally to reduce.

Their carbon footprint do a dell’arte sees its.

Fabric as an eco-friendly competitor to chemical.

And man-made fibers and a chance to help the environment by milking a natural waste product for all it’s worth Sarah Morris TRT world Tuscany.