Nope -milk protein fiber (or "milk silk") is not drinkable - but it's lovely to spin!
Milk fiber was invented in 1930’s in Italy and America to compete wool. The fiber known as ARALAC, Lanatil, Merinova all different brands for the same fiber manufactured from milk casein fell victim to their minor flaws and the war.
Today's Milk fiber is a new synthetic fiber, which adopts milk protein as main material and high-technical process. Milk fiber has the advantages natural fiber combined with synthetic fiber.
Milk protein fiber takes dyes beautifully, is strong and silky, and great to spin alone or blended with other fibers.
Interesting facts about milk protein fiber: -Milk fiber adopts continues graft copolymerization techniques. The producing process has no effect on environment and formaldehyde in the products is zero. So milk fiber can be considered as ‘green product’.
- Milk fiber contains seventeen amino-acids and natural anti-bacterial rate is above eighty percent. The amino acids present in the fiber make it antibacterial and antifungal.
- Milk fiber PH is 6.8 which is the same to human skin. Milk protein fiber is "humectant", and great to wear next to your skin- a wonderful spinning alternative for those people who are sensitive to other spinning fibers.
We dye up our milk protein fiber with professional acid dyes, for color fastness. Milk protein fiber is a lovely, silky, FUN spinning experience. Try it!