Woman You Should Know Anke Domaske, a former microbiology student turned fashion designer from Germany, has created a new type of all-natural fabric made from a milk protein. Called Qmilch, a hybrid of the word “quality” and the German word for milk, the fabric is said to feel as luxurious as silk and can be washed. Apparently, it’s also good for our health: the milk protein Anke starts with contains amino acids that are antibacterial and anti-aging and the fabric also helps to regulate body temperature and blood circulation. Her idea, which came to her after watching her stepfather suffer with skin problems while undergoing cancer treatment, earned Anke the innovation award from Germany’s Textile Research Association. The organization recognized Qmilch as a sustainable fiber that can change the clothing manufacturing industry.

Want to know more? Watch an in-depth CNN video about Qmilch and Anke here.

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