Friday, June 24, 2016

Making Clothes From Gelatin...?

We are always searching for "greener" products to use, right? Here's one that might surprise ya!

Gelatin



You know gelatin as the stuff in your JELL-O, some frosted cereals, and sometimes even yogurt. Where you won’t find gelatin is in your clothes.

Yet.

While you probably think of gelatin as being gooey and jiggly in consistency, it’s actually a powder made from crushed skin, cartilage, bone marrow, and other animal by-products. This makes it a perfect candidate for a sustainable, less wasteful material from which to make clothes.

Researchers have succeeded in spinning yarn out of gelatin. The yarn is then treated with a spray of formaldehyde gas and lanolin, producing a strong, warm yarn you can spin into gummy-bear mittens (sugary flavor not included).

Using gelatin to make clothes isn’t all that weird, either. The textile industry experimented with using vegetable and food by-products as far back as a century ago, until the petroleum-based industry took over.

Today, as we look for greener and less biologically harmful ways to live, scientists—and designers—are looking for more natural sources for what we wear. It might sound strange now, but you probably won’t give a second thought to wearing JELL-O socks, bamboo dresses, or sour milk shirts in the future.

I found this information interesting, to say the least. I can get behind most of the alternate ways for making clothes, except maybe for the sour milk shirts! Gotta draw the line at some point, ya know? You can thank the folks over at Listverse for the info.

Coffee out on the patio this morning!

8 comments:

SattaMatkaGod said...
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Chickenmom said...

Yeah, but will they smell as good like strawberry jello does? :o)

linda m said...

Love the idea. However, I still prefer cotton and wool to synthetic fabric. Chickenmom, nothing beats the smell of strawberry jello. Have a great weekend.

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Bubba -
Bamboo towels and sheets are softer than cotton, but sometimes waaay expensive. I'll stick with my cotton jeans (with a little spandex added), thank you.

Big Hugs ~
Baby Sis

JO said...

Would be interesting if this ever became a reality. Wonder about how long these clothes would last?

Pass the pot please

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
I have no idea what they would smell like, to be honest! Strawberry jello would be good.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Hey Linda..
I think that cotton is a good choice...my favorite.
Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Sis...
I'm gonna have to try some bamboo towels just tofind out how good they are. I heard they last a long time.
Thanks, sis, for stooping by today!


Hey Jo...
I was kinda wondering that myself.
Thanks, sweetie for dropping by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

And if you get hungry, you can always eat a sleeve off your shirt or the lower part of your pants turning them into a pair of shorts. . . Then, as long as you are still dressed, you don't have to worry about getting hungry.

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