Sew & Tell

Premiere DateJun 22, 2012
Categories Media Music
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Milk & Honey Clinic)
03:15 Water From The Well Beachwood Sparks
06:50 The Mermaid Parade Phosphorescent
11:06 Cats And Dogs The Head And The Heart
12:55 DJ Marie
14:38 Interview with Anke Domaske of Qmilch
23:55 DJ Marie
25:00 Ice Wine Lia Ices
29:18 Back To The City Future Of What
32:48 History's Door Husky
36:32 DJ Marie
37:48 Interview with Gary Cass of Micro'be'
48:18 DJ Marie
49:30 Love Distance Teams
52:47 Finish

It’s Food Week on BTR, just in time for all your hot-weather faves (watermelon martini, anyone?) On this week’s Sew & Tell, we have some fashionable food for thought! I’m joined by two incredibly innovative minds, who have each created new beverage-based textiles. Yes. I said beverage-based.

Anke Domaske is a German microbiologist and fashion designer, who started her label Mademoiselle Chi Chi, ten years ago. Just two years ago, Anke began to experiment with milk-protein-produced textiles, and ultimately created Qmilch, an all-natural, silk-like fabric made from casein. Similarly, Australian scientific artist Gary Cass, along with designer Donna Franklin, decided to try using bacterial growth from the wine-making process to create garments. The result was Micro’be’ Fermented Fashion, a flexible, leather-like substance which can be molded to the body, and has amazing applications that extend far beyond fashion.

On today’s show, Anke and Gary will each talk about the start of their developments, the science behind these unique substances, and the future of both Qmilch and Micro’be’. Plus, music from Beachwood Sparks, Lea Ices, Future of What, Husky, and more!

So grab your sketchpad (and measuring spoons) and prepare to innovate, as fashion meets food here on BreakThru Radio!

MCC Style designs, created from Qmilch, by Anke Domaske
(Photos courtesy of MCC Style)

Micro’be’ Fermented Fashion, by Gary Cass and Donna Franklin
(Photos courtesy of Bioalloy)

(Photo by Ray Scott)

(Photo by Bewley Shaylor)

(Photo by Aubrey Edwards)
Aug 2 – The Media Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
Aug 4 & 5 – Pickathon – Happy Valley, OR
Aug 6 – The Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Aug 31 – Sept 1 – Brooklyn Sweden Stockholm @ Debaser – Stockholm, Sweden

The Head and the Heart
(Photo by Dylan Priest)
June 27 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
June 28 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
June 29 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
June 30 – Opti Park – Indianapolis, IN
July 1 – Milwaukee Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 4 – Winnipeg Folk Festival – Winnipeg, Manitoba
July 6 & 7 – Cities97 Basilica Block Party – Minneapolis, MN
July 13 – The Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
July 14 & 15 – Vancouver Folk Festival – Vancouver, British Columbia
July 20 – Oregon Zoo – Portland, OR
July 21 & 22 – Firefly Music Festival – Dover, DE
July 25 & 26 – Royale – Boston, MA
July 27 – Prospect Park – Brooklyn, NY
July 28 – Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center – Northampton, MA
July 29 – Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI
July 30 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
July 31 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH

(Photo by Ros O’Gorman)
July 13 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
July 14 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
July 15 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
July 17 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
July 19 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
July 20 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
July 21 – The Media Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
July 23 – Festival Hall – Melbourne, Australia
July 25 – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney, Australia
July 27 – 29 – Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay, Australia
Aug 14 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Aug 17 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 18 – Rumsey Playfield @ Central Park – New York, NY
Aug 21 – Joe’s Pub – New York, NY

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…