Meet the “Miracle” Fiber That Rejuvenates, Pampers, and Provides Anti-Aging Effect on Your Skin
Let’s be honest. When you hear the term, “Milk Protein Fiber,” doesn’t it sound like something you would eat? Or maybe a vitamin supplement that you dissolve in water and drink in the morning for better digestive health?
Despite its edible-sounding name, Milk Protein Fiber is something you wear; specifically, it is a material used in many of the items featured in our Gabrialla collection. Our Seamless Maternity Support Briefs, Seamless Body Shaping Open Bust Bodysuit, Body Shaping Abdominal Support Binder, and Seamless Nursing / Sleeping Bra are just a few of the items that contain this versatile fiber, which is white in appearance, soft, and features silk-like properties. In fact, to the best of our knowledge, ITA-MED Co. is the only manufacturer in the US that uses Milk Protein Fiber in its GABRIALLA shapewear and its MAXAR brand compression socks.
There are a number of reasons we use it, but they are best described on a website called Fibre2Fashion.com, a B2B portal for the global textiles, apparel and fashion industry.
- The Ph of Milk Protein Fiber is 6.8, the same as human skin. Hence the products made up from them are more compatible to human skin and, consequently, more comfortable.
- As no formaldehyde is present in the product, Milk Protein Fiber is totally eco-friendly in nature and can be considered a truly “green” product. In fact, the milk fiber industry was granted the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 green certification in 2004.
- Milk Protein Fiber contains seventeen amino acids, and the natural anti-bacterial rate is above eighty percent. As a result, Milk Protein Fiber is extremely sanitary.
- It has excellent moisture wicking and air permeability properties for added comfort.
In summary, Milk Protein moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin, reshapes the body, improves blood circulation, and absorbs perspiration throughout the day. You might think that an interesting fiber like this would have an interesting origin, and you would be correct.
According to Paradise Fibers, a family-owned company out of Spokane, Washington, Milk Protein Fiber originated in Italy in 1930. It is a blend of casein (from Latin caseus, or “cheese”) protein and the chemical acrylonitrile, which is used to make acrylic. It’s made using a process that is similar to rayon/viscose, but because it’s a regenerated protein fiber and not a regenerated cellulose fiber, it reacts like wool.
(Side note: casein was invented way before the 1930s. Apparently it’s been discovered that many churches from the 14th and 15th centuries were painted with casein-based paints: the colors are still vibrant and unfaded, even to this day.)
To make it, milk is first de-watered, i.e. all the water content is taken out from it and then it is skimmed. An advanced bio-engineering technique is then applied to make a protein spinning fluid. This fluid is suitable for wet spinning process through which the final high-grade textile fiber is made. A solvent is used and micro-zinc ion is embedded in the fiber which gives it the characteristics of being bacteriostatic and durable.
Perhaps this is more than you ever wanted to know about Protein Milk Fiber. Perhaps you would like to know even more, in which case there are thousands of articles online. Or perhaps you just want to know how comfortable, how rejuvenating, and how nourishing it feels to wear garments made from this miraculous item. For that, just visit the Gabrialla website and check out all the categories of clothing and support materials made from this silky material. “Then, buy one and see for yourself what comfort really is.
Just be sure not to eat it.