How can I donate hair / fur / fleece?

Calling all hairstylists, pet groomers, farmers, or novice hair cutters! Do you have extra hair with no place to go but the trash?
Through our charity, you can donate your excess hair, fur, and/or fleece to soak up major oil spills and help keep
stormdrains and waterways clean.

To donate hair, please see sign up info below on our quick, free, spam-free, private platform, the TheHumSum for humanity adding solutions.

To learn more, spread the word, and full hair donation instructions, please reference the informational flyers below
or check out our FAQ page.

Matter of Trust’s resident hair stylist, Lisa Pomo, collecting some
fresh donations!

Volunteer works on a hairy sign composed of hair mats and donations.

How can I donate hair?

1) Log in or Sign up on our very fast, free, spam free, private platform for Humanity Adding Solutions.
2) Click Donate a Gift/Hair 
3) To get a mailing address, once you have an account on either fill out the donation details online or email us your at with your HumSum login email.
4) We will send you a delivery address within a few days, along with a
tax-deductible receipt.

We direct donations to multiple addresses based on need, distance, and
available space.

Currently, we are accepting waste fiber donations from everywhere (100% debris-free, any length). There’s always a need for ponytails that are 3 inches or longer.
We also have this database of donors so we can reach out during emergency oil spills (we never spam, sell or share this list – it’s a Matter of Trust), so thank you
for signing up!

Fiber donations

The HUMSUM! Not only our donation tracking system, but a platform where we explore other sustainable solutions!

Why do I have to sign up for the HUM SUM?

Our organization receives a lot of hair, and each of our warehouses can house only so many donations. We try to always find the closest warehouse to you that has available space to limit the donation process’s carbon footprint. We also honor our mission of making sure no fiber donations are ever returned to the sender.

This would not be possible with our the HUMSUM –  our system for tracking and recording all warehouses and donations, past present, and future!

Why do we collect hair, fur, and fleece?

You shampoo because hair collects oil.

Hair is proven to be both an effective and sustainable way to soak up major oil spills and help keep storm drains and waterways clean. In recent years, we have discovered our hair mats are good for more than just the water – they also help with soil erosion and protect natural habitats.

To learn more about the countless ways your hair is beneficial to the natural world, check out our Research + Resources page.

Media reporters please feel free to use any images or video. Please credit or if you see another name to credit that we have put on the image, kindly use that.

We are very grateful to you heroes for sending this message out far and wide.  We know you are the captive audience of your stylist when you’re getting your hair done. If they have a great story to tell, you can hear it and spread it!

Press contact: +1-415-235-2403

Fresh box of fur donations!

More questions on the hair donation process?
Check out our FAQ page for additional information!

Hair Donation Flyers 2020

Hair donations flyer: printable version

Fur donations flyer: printable version

Attention Hair Salons!

Check out our Helpful Hygenie Guide  for Re-Opening Salons
COVID Edition – 2020

Below is the HUMSUM platform – please use these links to create an account for fiber donations,
or explore our other exciting projects!

Check out our Humanity Adding Solutions Network


Knit insulated bag

Donated by: Rudy

Found in:

Sep 25, 2020

San Francisco, 94103, USA


Desk Lamp L

Wished by: Tiredstudent

Found in:

Sep 25, 2020


More info on Free Exchange



 Your hair donations help clean the water we all share.  They encourage recycling and use of renewable resources. This also gets the ball rolling for green jobs in hair mat manufacturing, and furthers our goal to discover sustainable and creative solutions for everyday problems. Without your hair, there would be no Clean Wave Program!

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