11. 17. 2006
Luxury fabric made from milk
This perhaps is one product Cleopatra would have died to possess. Dolores Piscotta, of Piscotta Cashmere, New York, has been selling clothes and accessories made from milk for the last two years. The eco-friendly milk cloth T-shirts, pants, camisoles etc are available online and are sent to boutiques across U.S.
The fabric is made by a Chinese company, Cyran, that Piscotta discovered online while on one of her searches to discover innovative materials. The process of making cloth from milk involves extracting the milk protein which then undergoes a chemical process to create usable fabric. And this is something that surprised me – the technology to create milk fabric was known since World War I! The inhibiting factor however, was the high cost of production. The process remains expensive even today inspite of advances in technology – the proof lies in Piscotta’s T-shirts retailing at $110 a piece.
Advantages of milk fabric? Velvetiness for your skin that beats even the finest quality silk. And Cyran claims that the 18 amino acids that milk protein contains are healthy for humans.
Well, I would rather take the cheaper (and reliable) alternative of drinking milk to get mine.