Milk Fabrics: A Smarter way to Absorb Milk Nutrients

Published: 27th October 2010
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Wearing Milk rather than drinking it, in the form of taking milk bath, what better can we get out of Science and technology!!!


We have been hearing from our mothers since our early infancy, the usefulness and advantages of drinking milk. But we never bothered to have it just because many of us don't like it. Anyhow, the technology has benefited us in the way by providing us the alternative to extract milk's advantages without actually drinking it. We can wear milk in the form of milk fabrics and it itself makes us feel better. Milk protein fabric is made out of skimmed milk. This Fabric contains around fifteen types of amino acid extracts that helps in the nourishment of the skin and makes it healthier. Milk Protein fabric is an ideal blend of nature, science and technology that has benefits of natural as well as synthetic fibre. It has a glossy appearance as of Mulberry silk.

It can either be naturally spun alone or blended with cashmere, silk, spun silk, cotton, wool, ramie and other fibers to make fabrics. The fabric helps in keeping away allergies and wrinkles. It is bloated and fragile in nature with restrained moulds which makes it soft and subtle. It helps to absorb moisture since it is hygroscopic and has vertical fibres with regular conduits providing ample space for the moisture to pass from fibre to fibre. It is an environment friendly product minus harmful chemicals and runoffs. This fiber is regarded as a naturally healthy fibre by association of milk; however, for valid certification International Ecological Textile Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Authentication approved it in April, 2004.

Chemical Process

During the First World War, when the Germans were looking out for some newer sources of fabric, it was then when they discovered milk's potential for cloth. They observed that when milk dries out it makes a hard film. There's a possibility for fibers out of that. After skimming the milk, it is curdled and the proteins are alienated and intensified into a glutinous solution. That solution is forced through a duct and is then toughened into hard fiber that can be spun around a reel. 100 pounds of skimmed milk is required to make 3 pounds of milk fibre. This is the reason considered for its low popularity.

The elements of the fibre include casein proteins, which are extracted from the milk itself. It is feigned by spiraling protein solution through bio-engineering procedure. This liquid is apt for soggy spinning procedure in the course of which the ultimate imminent textile is prepared. Whilst spinning, a solution is used by producers and micro-zinc ion is implanted in the fibre to make it bacteriostatic and strong.

Advantages of the Fabric

It is highly smooth, sheen and delicate
It is hygienic and flexible
It is moisture absorbent, permeable and heat resistant
It is colour fast and easily dyeable
It can be blended with cotton, silk, wool, etc.
It is a renewable, biodegradable and eco-friendly fabric

Disadvantages of the Fabric

It gets wrinkles easily after washing and needs to be ironed every time
It should not be washed in machine and that is because it's not a very hard fiber
It has a low durability
Due to abundance of other fabrics like polyester, milk fabric never really became that popular

Milk Fiber Blended with Other Fibers

Milk fibres are blended with many other fibers like cotton, cashmere, silk etc. When milk fibre is combined with these fibres, the ensuing fabric adopts some new characteristics of other fibres but one quality that is preserved in all the blends is of being a fit and eco-friendly fibre.

Blends with silk and bamboo: It is the cool fibre. This fibre is free of moisture; it is sweat exhibitor, comfy and aerated which has the chattel of coolness. It is soft and silky with an attractive sheen. The dazzling grace is reflected in the personality on wearing this fabric.

Blends with wool and cashmere: It is the heat protective fibre. Milk fibre has a type of three-dimensional arrangement. With permeability and humidity resistant properties, the milk fiber when combined with wool and tepid cashmere, turns out to be extremely warm material and it is comfy and healthy fabric.

Blends with cotton and cashmere: It is suitable for comfortable under garments. The milk protein contains ample of amino acid and moisture protecting genes. It is competent enough of resisting micro organisms. The natural fibres of cotton and cashmere also contain similar characters and combining with milk fiber, these traits churn together to make healthy and comfy under clothing.

Blends with cotton and silk: It is used for making home textiles. Milk Fibre when mixed with cotton or silk it also takes on comfort, robustness and grace making it perfect for home furnishings.


It has many commercial uses since it is appropriate for apparel, bedding, sweaters, underclothing, uniform, t-shirts etc. Indeed, Milk Fabrics are so skin-friendly that it itself makes us feel better. It seems like we are wearing milk bath. There has been demand for the product at stylish boutiques and spas. The milk fabric has enthralled in itself many properties that are sufficient to make it one of the most adorable fabrics in the upcoming time. But since the price of the product is too high as compared to other fabrics some people find that drinking milk is much better than actually wearing it.

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