New fashion trend? Swedish woman creates underwear out of 100% human hair
When it comes to underwear women are spoilt for choice. There are knickers, Brazilian briefs, boy shorts, thongs and of course the popular G-string.
But one woman may have unwittingly sent a multi-million pound industry into disarray after creating a unique take on female undergarments.
Nina Sparr from Sweden has designed underwear made from all kinds of 100% human hair, sourced from all over the country.
« It’s a bit special. They are knitted by 100% human hair and it is not mixed with anything else or coloured, » she told Swedish website Expressen. « There is hair that comes from salons, and clients of mine who have donated because I work with them full time. »
Sparr reveals that she won’t be taking on Ann Summers just yet, because the quirky pants – which have been tried and tested by models – are far from comfortable .
« The [hair] sticks of course a bit. For hair is a mess. You know, like when you have your hair cut at the hairdresser and it falls down in your sweater and then sticks. »
But she hasn’t stopped at underwear. The designer and ship owner has used the hair to knit together a variety of items including jewellery, paintings and purses.
Her products have already created a buzz in her home town with Sparrs even receiving custom orders such as a bridal crown made from the wife-to-be’s actual locks.
« It becomes so personal when it is your own hair, » Sparr said. « If, for example, [you are getting] married and have [your] own hair when ordering a bridal crown. It’s incredibly personal, and therefore it has lots of emotion in it. »