More and more designers are concerned about our earth and discover innovative ways to turn discarded materials into desirable products. Sanne Visser, a Dutch designer living in London, asked herself: How can we use human hair waste to create new materials?
The Central Saint Martins graduate studied hair like a trichologist and discovered that on average, one human hair can hold up to 100 grams of weight. In collaboration with a handspinner and a ropemaker, Sanne Visser transformed human hair in resistant ropes and presented her recycling project during the London Design Festival.
‘The New Age of Trichology explores the pure potential of hair as a raw material, reducing waste, environmental problems and the pressure on other non-renewable materials. Human hair is a natural resource that will be increasing in the future since the world’s population is rapidly rising. The UK alone “creates” around 6.5 million