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Natural Waste Cleaning Tools

Soley Thrainsdottir's Cleaning Tools are Made with Leftover Materials

— October 18, 2020 — Eco
Leftover materials such as pine needles and horse fat are the resources Soley Thrainsdottir—a graduate of the Iceland University of the Arts—decided to work with for her interesting project. Presented at the DesignMarch festival in 2018, the designer boasted a series of cleaning tools and products that embrace the values of the sustainable economy.

Soley Thrainsdottir sourced leftover materials from the country's forestry and slaughter industries. According to the designer, "on an industrial scale, various local raw materials are eliminated and 'cleaned away' without a critical assessment of their possible use." She works with these leftover materials to deliver a series that includes a brush, soap, cleaning spray, and polish.

Throughout her project, Thrainsdottir conducts " both practical research into industrial waste and philosophical research into cleanliness."

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