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  • Writer's pictureAi Mei Sara

Milking Sustainable Fashion

LA-based sustainable brand Mi Terro makes t-shirts out of excess milk. How is this done? It began when CEO and co-founder Robert Luo learned that 128 million tons of milk go to waste every year in the world. This inspired him to help solve this problem through sustainable fashion. Excess milk is sourced from partner farms where it is then fermented and skimmed to remove the fat. Next, water is removed to turn the milk into a powder, which is then dissolved and filtered to remove unwanted proteins. The fibers that remain are stretched and spun into yarn. It takes about two months to make one milk shirt, and about five shirts equal a glass of milk.

To learn more, read the Pulse article here.

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