World's 1st Shirt Made from Milk
|Source: Mi Terro Limitless Milk Shirt|
Very Advanced Shirt
The Limitless Milk Shirt is a world first: the first shirt made from uncycled, waste milk. The company behind it, Mi Terro, says the shirt is three times softer than cotton, odor free, anti-bacterial, temperature regulatory, wrinkle resistant, breathable and stretches in every direction to move in sync with your body. Mi Terro is a Los Angeles based startup.
Fabric from Milk
Here's how they create a fabric from milk. They obtain waste milk usually from dairies. They ferment it, skim off the fat and dewater it, which results in powdered milk. They extract the casein protein, immerse it in alkali, clean it, produce fabric and spin it into yarn. The company says every five shirts save a glass of milk from being wasted.
Company with a Point of View
Mi Terro manufactures the shirts in China but says it pays its Chinese workers, more than 50% of which are women, above that of China's fair wage factories. They say every 100 Milk Shirts sold provides a job to a local worker. Furthermore, they plant 10 trees for every shirt sold because they're committed to reforestation. Mi Terro is on Kickstarter in the fundraising stage to ramp up production. It's a very innovative product and an innovative way to repurpose waste milk.