Milk Fiber

Milk fiber is derived from casein (milk protein). It’s made from waste milk, i.e. expired milk or milk discarded by strict food standards.
The milk fiber is part of regenerated protein fibers, i.e. artificial fibers produced from non-fibrous proteins of animal or vegetable origin (in this case casein), reconfigured in fibrous form to simulate wool or silk.
It’s light (10% lighter than silk and 13% lighter than polyester), hypoallergenic, antibacterial and breathable, it ensures rapid absorption of sweat, leaving the body cool and dry thanks to its thermo-regulating properties.
The milk’s amino acids that remain inside the fiber take care of the skin, even the most delicate, by nourishing and hydrating it. The fabric made with milk yarn is particularly pleasant, it has a very soft hand, a luminous appearance, it’s light, soft and it maintains its characteristics even after numerous washes.

Its origin

That of making wool made from milk was an idea of the engineer Antonio Ferretti di Gavardo (BS), patented in 1935 under the name of Lanital. Lanital was partly forgotten due to the emergence of new types of chemical fibers obtained with synthetic polymers, derived from petroleum, which completely obliterated the fabric created with casein from the market. This up to the last decade, during which, thanks to a renewed attention and sensitivity to sustainability, it has been rediscovered and improved to get back into vogue in the manufacture of clothing.

Main characteristics 

Hydrating - it’s the only existing fiber to hydrate and nourish the wearer's skin, thanks to the milk amino acids present in the fiber itself.

Antibacterial activity - it’s naturally antibacterial. In particular, it has antibacterial effects against Escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus. The fiber, in fact, does not allow multiplication of bacteria inside, leaving a feeling of freshness for the duration of the wear.

Absorbs moisture - it easily absorbs moisture and it’s therefore particularly suitable for making underwear, sportswear, home textiles, but also technical fabrics.

Natural protection against UV radiations - Tests carried out by the manufacturer have shown that milk fiber is a natural screen against UV radiations.

Dermatologically tested - it’s dermatologically tested for compatibility with the skin and the body. For its construction are used only natural and renewable raw materials and it’s therefore free of optical brighteners components that can create an environmental risk.

Compostable - it’s completely biodegradable, providing a positive contribution to the environment not only during the production cycle but also throughout the entire life cycle.

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