Remi cachet extend hair recycling scheme with new charity partnership
25th Apr 2022
by Chlo Weldon
Professional hair extension brand, Remi Cachet, has partnered with Little Lady Locks
, a UK children's charity that reuses hair extensions to make wigs, hats, and headbands for children suffering from hair loss.
The service is completely free of charge to anyone under 18 years in the UK and aims to mimic hair growth, where there has been hair loss, to make the client feel like themselves again.
Remi Cachet’s popular hair recycling scheme started in 2018 accepting used hair extensions back to be sent onto international charity A Matter of Trust, to be used for their Clean Wave campaign. You can read more about this here.
The charity reuses the unwanted hair extensions to create 'hair mats' which are then used to soak up major oil spills and debris. For this scheme, Remi Cachet accepts any brand of extensions, allowing every salon to join. In 2021, the scheme won the brand the ‘Hair Hero - Best Ethical Hair Initiative’ Marie Claire Hair Award.
In an effort to keep our oceans clean and sustainable to sea life, surplus or used hair extensions can go a long way to helping the Clean Wave Campaign in creating the much-needed hair mats that are a safe and non-hazardous way to protect coves and beaches from the many oil spills that occur every year.
Founder of Remi Cachet, Victoria Lynch, explains how the scheme is adapting to support Little Lady Locks. “Some clients replace their hair more frequently, and we want to take advantage of these unwanted hair extensions that still have some life in them. These extensions will be sent to Little Lady Locks to be made into a new hairpiece to give a child an opportunity to make use of the hair.”
The hair extensions will be cleaned, fumigated, and washed by Little Lady Locks before being sent to the charity's team of wig makers. These will then be used to create full-length wigs, hair closures for hair replacement systems and accessories such as hats and headbands with hair extensions attached to them. Any hair extensions received at Remi Cachet that aren't suitable to be repurposed will go straight to the Matter of Trust scheme.
Ashley Higgins, founder of Little Lady Locks says: “I am over the moon that Remi Cachet has partnered with Little Lady Locks. I wanted a reputable brand to join us in raising awareness of the charity and aiding us with hair supplies. Being a hair extensionist myself, I regularly witness clients buying new hair extensions when their current hair extensions are still in great condition. This got me thinking, what if they donated these hair extensions? I believe that together we will be able to change a lot of children's lives.''
Victoria further adds: “The hair donations are a great start, and we are also looking at other ways to support the charity with fundraising. Little Lady Locks have also committed to returning the hair at the end of its life as a hairpiece to be sent for further recycling with a Matter of Trust. We hope more salons will start to join in and we can help more children gain their confidence back.”