We transform human hair into natural, durable, and traceable textile fibers.

Innovation knows no waste. Let’s unleash creativity while saving resources. 

Why human hair?

The textile industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, relying largely on oil-based fibers or the mass farming of livestock. Human Material Loop provides an alternative to these fibers: one with incredible strength (one ponytail could hold two elephants) and all the benefits of wool, sans the cruelty or (micro)plastics. And one that, crucially, grows on our own heads.  


We transform human hair – namely, waste from hair salons – into natural, durable, and traceable textile fibers. For salons, this means a solution to hair waste. For the textile industry, this means a repurposed, ethical, and high-performing source. But above all, it challenges the way we consume textiles, knitting us – humans – into a textile’s life cycle, literally.

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How does it work?

It all starts with hair clippings, swept from the floor of one of our partnered hair salons. Normally, these clippings end up in the trash (globally, about 2.2 billion kilograms are wasted). But now, clippings are collected, cleaned, and – using our proprietary technology – transformed into fibers or yarn at a local manufacturer. 

To ensure ethics and transparency, we trace every step of our supply chain. But don’t worry, we can’t trace hair back to the exact haircut (not even to that one unfortunate bob). And cut-off hair doesn’t contain nuclear DNA.

The benefits of human hair textiles

Much like wool or alpaca, human hair is composed largely of keratin protein fibers. Ergo, it shares many of the same benefits, like heat retention and odor-control (fun fact: this is why fishermen in Bohuslän, Sweden, traditionally wore socks and mittens knitted from a blend of wool and women’s hair). But with human hair, you get some unique benefits too (for example, you can’t be allergic to human hair). Altogether, this makes our fibers especially… 

Hypoallergenic Material

Our materials are hypoallergenic, ensuring a safer and more comfortable experience for users with allergies or sensitivities.

Antibacterial

Our products possess antibacterial properties, promoting cleanliness and reducing the risk of bacterial contamination.

Plastic and
Toxic-Free

We prioritize sustainability and health by offering materials that are free from plastics and harmful toxins, contributing to a safer environment.

⁠Thermal Protection

Our materials provide thermal insulation, regulating temperature and enhancing comfort in diverse environments.

Moisture Regulation

We engineer our materials to regulate moisture, keeping users dry and preventing the growth of mold or mildew.

Human Material Loop tech in use

Our process not only reduces waste and conserves natural resources but also paves the way for high-quality, eco-friendly products. Partnering with us means joining a visionary movement towards a circular economy, where every strand of hair contributes to a greener, more sustainable future.

What do we stand for?

By recycling human hair into high-performance textiles, we aim to join a circular ecosystem, one that humans aren’t superior to, but an equal part of. This is what we stand for.

We’re regenerative

Challenging one of the most polluting industries, we believe the future is zero waste. That’s why we use innovative green chemistry techniques to transform (hair) waste into high-performing materials.

Performance matters

When it comes to creating future-proof textiles, it’s not just the source or supply chain that matters. Lengthening and optimizing a product’s life cycle is equally important. By upholding high standards in every phase of production, we ensure our materials exceed in performance, durability, and reliability.

We’re traceable

By progressively establishing a full chain of custody for our materials (in other words: a still-in-development material passport), we ensure our stakeholders (and their consumers) of an ethical product while encouraging the industry to level up their standards.

Think global, act local

Impacting a global industry requires local change. So, we developed a plug-in solution that seamlessly integrates with existing production facilities – enabling communities to source and produce locally, thereby minimizing shipping emissions and uncontrolled supply chains.

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Want to work with us?

We invite all humans – specifically, beauty and textile industry professionals – to become a part of our circular ecosystem, part of a textile solution. Are you in?