Qmilk – the bio Milk Fibre

Sustainability Problem: 

  • Textile Waste
    • Millions of tons of clothing end up in landfills every year
  • Food Waste
    • In Germany alone 1.9 million tons of milk must be disposed of every year


The Qmilch GmbH has developed an innovative process to produce a textile fiber from milk which cannot be used for consumption. Casein is the main input for the textile and made from raw milk that is no longer tradable and cannot be used as food. This milk still contains valuable ingredients and offers great potential for technical purposes.  Due to its eco-efficient production technology and component ingredients, it has the ability to set new standards in fiber production.


  • For the production of 1 kg of fiber Qmilch needs only 5 minutes and a maximum of 2 liters of water
  • Cost efficiency and ensures a minimum of CO2 emissions
  • 100% renewable resources
  • Biodegradable
  • Naturally antibacterial
  • Ideal for people that suffer from textile allergies
  • High wearing comfort and a silky feel
  • The organic fiber is tested for harmful substances and dermatologically tested for your skin and body compatibility
  • 0% chemical additives

Organizational Stakeholders

  • Apparel companies
  • Textile Companies
  • Consumers
  • Natural Fiber Farmers (i.e. Cotton)
  • Automotive Industry
  • Medical Industry
  • Supply Chain Communities
  • Factories


  • Education/ Marketing
  • Partner with apparel industry governing bodies like the Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • Partner with fiber tradeshows
  • Scale within fashion
  • Scale technology to additional applications



One thought on “Qmilk – the bio Milk Fibre

  1. Sounds very interesting! Related to my post last week on textile made of pineapple waste. My question with this technologies is how much will the actual production of milk be impacted by this in case it goes to a larger scale.


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