Human DNA leather : Hair-based leather

Human DNA leather

Human DNA leather : DNA-derived leather, human hair extract

Company PURE HUMAN SARL, England- Inventor :Tina Gorjanc

Will our skin one day be a fabric like the others? In England, Tina Gorjanc breaks a taboo by patenting a skin-making technique from a human DNA extract. What if the luxury industry took it over to sell us collections of bags made of human skin ? Let’s discover together this leader of human DNA : 

It first extracts the biological information from the source, namely the human hair… Yes, you got it right. Then, the fabric obtained is dyed to reveal and transformed into leather thanks to a vegetable tanning technique or chrome (Info : I will soon make a file on vegetable tanning VS chrome tanning).

Vegetal tanning

The final material can be used in a variety of marketing products. 


The “Pure Human” project shows how tissue engineering, the manufacture of leather based on human hair in the laboratory, is able to provide leather to the luxury market.

The pure human project

 Get a patent, would allow ” Pure Human” to extract DNA from human hair, incorporate it into stem cells, make them grow through issue engineering. Once the fabric is obtained, it will still have to be transformed into leather, which can then be marketed and used by the fashion industry.


 “Pure Human” actually explores a legal loophole : It is forbidden to patent the genetic material itself, but a product can be patented from its information, as it is altered during the transformation process. 

Hearing about human DNA-based leather can seem ridiculous … In reality, we do not hesitate to buy animal skin leather in stores.

Human DNA-based leather


Bag Human DNA leather

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