Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Your Pantyhose Needed to Clean Up Oil Spill

Wildflower Studio, owned and operated by cosmetologist and clinical herbalist Amanda Seta Lawton, is collecting used (holey, ripped or otherwise) nylons for San Francisco-based, international environmental non-profit, Matter of Trust. Matter of Trust is using the hair-filled sacks to combat the spreading oil slick along the Gulf Coast.

Hair is an efficient and abundant material for absorbing petroleum. Lawton has been sending all of her hair clippings to Matter of Trust for the last two years. Wildflower Studio is offering $5 off a haircut for every two pairs of nylons contributed through June 30, 2010.

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