The New Age of Trichology

Sanne Visser

An innovative and sustainable research project, where human hair waste is recycled and applied in material and productdesign. The project focuses on the high tensile strength of hair.

Based on traditional techniques, Sanne Visser has developed a method to make rope from hair by first spinning it into yarn. This has been done in collaboration with spinners, rope makers and textile workers. Products that have emerged to date include climbing ropes, crocheted bags and swings.