A shirt made from sour milk flakes doesn’t sound particularly appealing. Yet this is exactly what microbiologist and fashion designer Anke Domaske does. She developed a sustainable method to extract casein from milk flakes. In last week’s best read article, Domaske explains that the method is a bit like cooking. A special recipe using the flakes combines other ingredients such as beeswax, wheat bran and water to form a kind of dough. This is then run through a large pasta machine which has small holes, except textile fibers come out of the machine instead of pasta.

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Author profile picture Milan Lenters is a writer and editor. Through IO, he got to know his native city Eindhoven in a different way and sometimes looks with amazement at the many stories that lie ahead.