Glasses made from human hair look to make a fashion statement
By Darren Quick
July 3, 2011
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.