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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...

Do you want to make hair mats?

Making Hair Mats: How we make hair mats… First, we start with a framework called a scrim. This uses just the longer strands, 3+ inches. Lay them out in the feeding tray before the felting machine and space them evenly. Then start up the felting machine, slowly pushing...

Can you use hair mats to clean up oil spills?

  We’ve used hair mats locally on street drains in a recent ground oil spill in San Francisco. The US Air Force is using fibers to aid in disposing of their fire retardant waste. Ski resorts over on the East Coast are using them directly under snow equipment to...

Our History & Research Documents

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...