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Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, "making by hand") is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. The term may refer to a vast range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but here we use it in reference to the process of producing clothes out of fabrics, both on a big scale (mass production) as on a small scale (community based manufacturing).

Milk fiber goes back to World War I, when the Germans, interested in other sources for fabric, discovered milk's potential for cloth. To create the fiber, liquid milk is dried and its proteins extracted. The separated proteins are then dissolved in a chemical solution and placed into a machine that essentially whirls the fibers together. The fibers can then be spun into yarn and woven into fabric. Milk fabric holds dye, is breathable and it captures the moisture to make skin tender and smooth like after taking a milk bath. The drawback is that it wrinkles easily after washing and should be ironed. Machine washing is not recommended.

Mohair usually refers to a silk-like fabric or yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat. Mohair is one of the oldest textile fibers in use and it's both durable and resilient. It's notable for its high luster and sheen and is often used in fiber blends to add these qualities to a textile. Mohair takes dye exceptionally well and is comfortably warm as it has great insulating properties. It is durable, moisture-wicking, stretch and flame as well as crease resistant.


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