Anke Domaske, 28 of Berlin is a microbiologist in addition to being a fashion designer. What an unlikely pairing of career choices eh? Anyhow, her fashion label called Mademoiselle Chi Chi has become a favorite of stars like Mischa Barton & Ashlee Simpson. She's honest to state the facts that milk fabric is not a new concept and has been around since the 30's but she does however, redeem kudos for being the first to produce it 'au naturale'.
The whole process is rather interesting to conceive of. The milk protein is removed from the dried milk powder, heated in a type of mincing machine with other natural ingredients and then the fibers come out in strands that are spun into a yarn on a spinning machine. Domaske states it would take around 6 liters of milk to make an entire dress and that the finished product would cost around $200 American dollars. In case you were wondering, the heating of the proteins is what keeps it from decomposing. Pretty cool!
Scientists have found that this milk fiber can also be used for medicinal purposes and even as an additive to cosmetics. Some car companies are even considering looking into using the milk fiber for upholstery.
This seriously gives new meaning to the term..."GOT MILK?"