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A Clean Sweep

Posted December 9, 2008
Hideaki Matsui designed these soaps for his senior thesis at Parsons School of Design. They’re purposely made to look like land mines in order to draw attention to a good cause. Matsui donates 25 percent of the retail price directly to organizations that remove land mines and provide survivor assistance. Buyers get their choice of coconut or rosemary-mint all-natural soap that, with use, diminishes and disappears which, according to the designer, is a “metaphor showing that if people support this cause, they will contribute to cleansing the earth of the land mines.”

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