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Nat-2 Launches Sneakers Made With Spoiled Milk

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Got milk? Nat-2 certainly does. The Munich-based shoemaker recently partnered with German microbiologist Anke Domaske (of Qmilk fame) to engineer a “100 percent natural” sneaker upper derived from soured milk no longer fit for human consumption. Two million tons of milk are disposed of in Germany alone, according to Domaske, who extracts the milk protein…

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