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Designer Per Aage Sivertsen is using milk proteins to make a gauze-like fabric.

While here in the US, designers both big and small are starting to warm up to the idea of making fashionable clothing from recycled goods, they may soon be trumped by their counterparts across the ocean.

According the Wall Street  Journal Online:

“Per Aage Sivertsen, winner of this spring’s Oslo Fashion Week designer award (Naløyet) in February and creative mind behind the Norwegian “eco-lux” brand FIN, plans to make part of next year’s spring/summer collection from a gauze-like fabric based 100% on milk proteins. Making fabric from milk frees up land that would otherwise have been used to grow cotton, a crop vilified for its intense water consumption and high pesticide use.”

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