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

Research + Resources

Our research and resource page is dedicated to those who want to dive deeper into both the background and the science of the Clean Wave Program. Click on the links to read official research papers we collaborated on, pilot studies we conducted, educational activities,...

Do you want to make hair mats?

Matter of Trust is currently looking for pilot study partners and we are expanding our satellite hair mat factory program. We are currently looking for green business entrepreneurs who can felt hair mats and have available free space at their current location. We have...

Clean Wave Media Gallery

Welcome! Here you will find all photos, videos, and other forms of digital media documenting the hair mat manufacturing process, important relief work we've been part of, and all the other ins and outs of the Clean Wave program. Journalists are our heroes! All of our...

Do you want to buy hair mats?

  Our Hair Mats work wonders for both wild and urban environments. Not only are they able to soak up oils from spills, but they also keep storm drains clean and filtered, can prevent soil erosion, protect wild habitats, filter through other types of oil, grease,...