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Human Hair : The New Sustainable Sunglasses Material

U.K.-based design studio Studio Swine have produced an ingenious collection of fashion eyewear that uses human hair as the main frame material. Addressing the use of human hair as a viable and sustainable material, designers Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami used the binding agent bioresin to create the 100% biodegradable material.

Aside from the impressive sustainable quality and implications for more environmentally friendly eyewear manufacture, the collection of 8 different optical and sun styles creates a new aesthetic for for face frames, ranging from an ethereal, fibrous look to a structured, woven appearance.

An interesting concept, we will be interested to see if this concept is taken up by the larger manufacturers in the future.

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