The casein powder found in milk is used to make milk fabric. Milk fiber and casein fiber are both types of this type of fabric, and they were historically mixed with substances to give them a cotton-like texture.
Since its invention, casein fabrics have been used widely as alternatives to silk because of their glossy and rich textures.
- Fabric breathability – Very breathable
- Moisture-wicking abilities – High
- Heat retention abilities – Medium
- Stretchability (give)– Medium
Commonly used in – Socks, underwear, other forms of intimate apparel, and household textiles