Hair Glasses by Studio Swine.
The imperative to increase resource efficiency can yield strange fruit. London-based Studio Swine offers eyeglasses made of an unexpected material—human hair. Advertised as “sustainable fashion eyewear,” the firm notes that the beauty industry makes significant use of this resource—15 million pounds of human hair are utilized annually in the UK, for instance.
Hair Glasses incorporate reused hair in a biodegradable resin with a binding agent, making a product that can safely decay at the end of its life with no adverse environmental effects. If the product becomes popular, Hair Glasses might provide a little extra income to barber shops and beauty salons, demonstrating that even one of the most disposable materials can be repurposed.