POLITIX Menswear collaborated with Melbourne-based visual artist Pamela Kleemann-Passi to use men’s facial hair to create a one-of-a-kind hairy fabric that became the Movember Mo-Hair Suit.
Pamela Kleemann-Passi pioneered the world’s first wearable fabric made from moustache hair which, in collaboration with POLITIX head designer Paul Burden has been expertly tailored into a two-piece suit.
Made from clippings from men touched by mental health issues, suicide, testicular and prostate cancer, and mo-hair sourced via Sustainable Salons, a resource recovery program that recycles and reuses 95% of what goes in the salon bin.
To construct the material, Kleemann-Passi layered the Mo-Hair between panels of black POLITIX cotton, contained by fine tulle. The suit’s lining is printed with messages from the men who donated their hair, Mo-Bros and Mo-Sisters who have been touched by men’s health issues, and a dedication from Kleemann-Passi to her late husband.
POLITIX has been dressing Australian men for over 40 years and believes it’s their responsibility to use their platform to help men feel and look good. Richard Dalke, Head of Marketing says, “if this campaign gives even one person a reason to speak up, then that’s worth a million moustache suits.”
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