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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Johnston Street Building
35 Johnston Street
The Johnston Street Lift, located immediately inside 35B Johnston Street (LG) provides access to levels UG, 1 and 2. 35A Johnston Street provides a footpath and ramp to the Automatic door entrance to level UG. From 35C Johnston Street, there is a footpath and ramp leading to the Johnston Street lift and external staircase.
The only at level access paths to Johnston Street UG are via Entrance 35A Johnston Street or 30A Perry Street. The at level access paths to Johnston Street Building LG are via 35B and 35C Johnston Street. The access path to Johnston Street Building L1 and L2 requires use of the Johnston Street Lift.
Accessible toilets are located within the Johnston Street Building on Level UG and Level 1, toward the western end of the building near entrance 35A Johnston Street. Accessible toilets are also located at the eastern end of the Johnston Street Building on Level LG, near the Music Market co-working space. These toilets are open throughout office and event hours. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.