When conventional clothing irritated her father’s skin, this woman created a revolutionary new fabric. Learn how one day… your clothing may be made from… milk.
What they do:
Create an all-natural clothing fiber consisting of a very high concentration of casein – the milk substance that makes good cheese.
28 year old fashion designer Anke Dmoaske saw her stepfather struggle with skin problems caused by his clothes, while undergoing cancer treatment. She wanted to help him, and was inspired to create a fabric he could live with. Dmoaske found her answer in milk protein.
About the business:
Qmilch creates an all-natural fiber consisting of casein that feels and drapes like silk, but can be washed and dried like cotton. The milk fiber is made 100% naturally, and is completely biodegradable. It takes 10,000 liters of water to make 2 pounds of cotton and only a half-gallon of water to make two pounds of milk fiber. Dmoaske’s innovation is expected to alter the clothing industry.