As a designer there are three key values that I live by; a thirst for knowledge, a desire to always be as open-minded as possible, and the need to be adaptable and transformative. The brand, Adsorb, illustrates these key values as well as my own personal desire to work with strange and sometimes taboo concepts. Being a designer today also means being an agent of change, with specific emphasis on sustainability, and so I created Adsorb with this in mind. Adsorb found two major issues, the first being our lack of hair-waste management (have you ever thought of where it goes once it’s off your head?) and our lack of oil pollution management (did you know that 50% of the oil in our waterways is motor oil?). It took these issues and found only opportunities. Adsorb uses hair waste to combat oil pollution, in short it has created hair mats that can be used in storm drains, or by bus fleets in their drip pans, to hair sponges that can be used in oil change huts for motor oil or restaurant grease.The items are extremely easy to replicate and make use of only eco-friendly resources. These products were made with the hope to not only help keep our waterways clean, but to also spread awareness to the issue of hair waste, as well as the ongoing crisis of oil pollution.