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Collecting Hair, Fur and Fleece-OLD

    Matter of Trust established the Clean Wave program to promote large-scale waste fiber recycling. Using donated clippings of hair from salons, fur from pet groomers, fleece and feathers from farmers, even laundry lint. we produce felted recycled mats that...

Making Hair Mats

In 2010, Matter of Trust initiated a huge mobilization to gather waste fibers and make hair booms for the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast Spill. Nineteen warehouses – spread from Florida through Texas – received hair, fur, fleece, and nylons from donors of every zip...

Storm Drains & End Users

  In 1999, Lisa Gautier, Matter of Trust founder and President, began a partnership with Phil McCrory, a hair stylist and inventor from Alabama. Years earlier, Phil had been washing an oily head of hair while watching CNN coverage of otters covered in petrol...

Research projects

In 2013, Matter of Trust opened their Eco-Center in San Francisco, California and expanded the Clean Wave exhibit, demos, videos and lesson plans.  Many students have done wonderful “hair for oil spill “projects in science fairs all over the US! In 2014, Matter of...

Clean Wave – Hair, Fur and Fleece Donations

CLICK TO DONATE HAIR & SEE FAQs You shampoo because hair collects oil.  Through our charity, you can donate hair, fur and fleece clippings to soak up major oil spills and help keep storm drains and waterways clean. Media contacts, we are very grateful for the...