Lately, we are done with overly produced health products/cosmetics from companies and manufacturers who lie about their ingredients also we are really concerned about our safety and privacy due to the news about documents ending on the street for the highest bidder. What we want are unique, pure and healthy products. We want to have a personal connection to the products we buy and use, and that’s exactly the thought behind the following three products. They are pure, unique and a little bit ‘dark’. But the reasons why they are made are valid.
Human Cosmetics – Soap bars made out of human fat
Artist Tim van der Mee designed a soap bar as a statement against the cosmetic industry. He wants to make people aware of how many animal substances are in our beauty products. Tim makes the statement by using human fat as the main ingredient. Besides the human fat gained by liposuction, the product also contains some more friendly ingredients, such as orange peel oil and sea salt. Would you wash with soap made out of human fat?
Pure skin – DNA of Alexander McQueen
A passion for fashion reached new heights as designer Tina Gorjanc creates clothing and accessories made out of the DNA of Alexander McQueen. Although it seems a little bit odd the idea behind it is as solid as a rock and is important to address to everyone.
“The Pure Human project was designed as a critical design project that aims to address shortcomings concerning the protection of biological information and move the debate forward using current legal structures. If a student like me was able to patent a material extracted from Alexander McQueen’s biological information as there was no legislation to stop me, we can only imagine what big corporations with bigger funding are going to be capable of doing in the future,” said Gorjanc
Capsel – Hats and other clothing made out of human hair
Alix Bizet is a French design student in Eindhoven the Netherlands who designed clothing entirely made out of human hair, collected in African American hairdressers. Why? Because it’s a sustainable solution, an animal-friendly alternative to fur, and an embracement of our cultural an ethnic differences. A quite clever thought behind it but that doesn’t make it less controversial. Alix wants to eliminate the tabboo, because we forget how easy it is to collect your own hair.
Human cosmetics – Tim van der Mee
Pure skin – Tina Gorjanc
Capsel – Alix Bizet
Photo human being – Unknown