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Glasses made from human hair look to make a fashion statement

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July 3, 2011

Hair Glasses from Studio Swine

Hair Glasses from Studio Swine

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Hair extensions are already big business in the world of fashion - or so I'm reliably informed by those with more fashion sense and hair than yours truly. Now two graduates from London's Royal College of Art have found another use for people's jettisoned locks by creating a collection of fashion glasses made from human hair.

The 'Hair Glasses' were created by Alexander Groves and Azuka Murakami, who work together under the name Studio Swine. The glasses' frames are comprised of human hair with bioresin used as a binding agent, making them 100 percent biodegradable and with no harmful substances released during production.

Groves and Murakami say that, with the world's population continuing to increase, hair has been re-imagined hair as a viable, renewable material and their Hair Glasses are an attempt to explore how the booming production of hair extensions can be expanded beyond the beuty industry.

Studio Swine's Hair Glasses were on display along with the Solar-Sinter at the 2011 Royal College of Art graduate exhibition that finished up on July 3, 2011.

Via Dezeen

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
1 Comment

Why the heck not? If someone can make money by selling their hair, and it helps them not to starve, then we should look at more 'hair based' plastics.

Jeremy Nasmith
4th July, 2011 @ 12:44 pm PDT
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