You actually already have the chance to — the German designer/microbiologist (how’s that for a dual career?) Anke Domaske has developed a fabric made from the concentrated protein casein, found in milk. She calls the new, easily washable fiber QMilch.
QMilch is incredibly admirable for being the first man-made fabric manufactured with absolutely no use of chemicals. And it feels like silk. Earlier prototypes of milk-protein fabric do exist; those, however, weren’t created primarily from casein and required a chemical process in their fabrication.
Domaske has already begun incorporating the new fiber into her line, Mademoiselle Chi Chi, and has a collection in the works centered entirely around QMilch. Meanwhile, because the milk fabric has naturally antibacterial properties, it could be used in makeup, medicine, and as an antidote to your filthy car — some automakers have even begun exploring the fiber’s use in car upholstery.