Z Lanati Milk Fiber
LANATI MILK FIBER YARNS
A revolution indeed in the compression wear market, kicking the bucket against uncomfortable & aesthetically lacking products, or the other end of the spectrum, stylish wear with no benefits beyond the good looks. Our mantra, 'no compromise between performance & aesthetics'
We'd like to share the beauty which is milk fiber, one of the major components of the LANATI milk yarn.
Our Eco-Friendly Milk Yarn
Milk fiber first came about in the 1930s when the Ford Motor Company was researching and developing alternatives for their upholstery fabrics due to the high costs and scarcity of traditional fibers in the three decades under the shadow of World War One.
Its use died out not much after the Second World War, due to it being a very difficult fiber to work, and also quite expensive when compared to existing mainstream fibers when not affected by difficult economic climates.
Advances in extrusion process mean today the fiber is organic and Eco-friendly, whereas in the 30s harsh chemicals were needed. Recent technological advances in knitting and woven processes have made our offering viable, and whilst still remaining one of the most expensive fibers our company uses, its uses and benefits are an exciting prospect in the clothing industry.
Milk Yarn is made from milk protein fibers. Firstly, the milk is de-watered, that is all the water content is taken out, and then it is skimmed. Latest bio-engineering techniques are then used to make a protein spinning fluid. This fluid is suitable for the wet spinning process through which the final high-grade textile fiber is made.
Milk protein fiber is a fiber that has beneficial properties. It contains eighteen amino-acids, that are beneficial to human health. It can be spun alone or with cashmere, silk, spun silk, cotton, wool, ramie and other fibers to make fabrics. The fabrics made of these fibers nourish and are anti-microbial.
Some of the many properties that will make it one of the sought-after fabrics of the future.
The natural protein humectant factor is present in the milk fiber, this has the effect of making the skin more delicate and smooth. As such fabrics made of milk yarns are suitable for household textiles and garments. It is glossy and luxurious in appearance, feel and comfort-ability, just like silk or cashmere. The particularly smooth surface of the fiber is ideal for people with sensitive skin
The milk fiber is antibacterial - naturally! We are using no antibacterial finish, because the fiber acts naturally antibacterial against coli and even against Staphylococcus aurous.
It has many beneficial chemical properties such as moderated fiber breaking tenacity and modulus, etc.
Tests have shown the fiber has natural UV protection.
It is hygroscopic in nature; as such it absorbs moisture very well.
The fiber absorbs dye very easily and colors evenly. The dyeing can be done during the manufacturing process and without additional chemicals and is color fast.
It can be blended well with other fibers such as silk, cashmere, cotton and bamboo.
The milk fiber is fully compostable and thus provides in its entire life cycle a positive contribution to the environment.