METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF DESIGN DETROIT
PRESENTS

BIOMIMICRY ON BELLE ISLE
FEATURING SUSTAINABILITY FASHION DESIGNER
MARGARET HENIGE

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Margaret, a 2022 CCS graduate was inspired by the ethos of sustainability. Their dedicated voice brings attention to the serious impact single-use plastics has on our planet.  

UTILIZING
SINGLE-USE
PLASTICS

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PHOTO: HAYLEY KASPER

ALL PIECES OF THE INSTALLATION IS ON-LOAN FROM DESIGNERS PRIVATE COLLECTION.

- THE TOP: MATERIALS UTILIZES 50+ WATER BOTTLE CAPS HAND-CARVED ATTACHED, HELD TOGETHER WITH HAND TOOLED CHAIN LINKS WHICH TOOK APPROXIMATLEY  80 HOURS OF WORK.

-THE TOTE: MADE OF SINGLE USE PLASTIC 'THANK YOU BAGS. THE WORK HAS POCKETS AND AN EXTENDABLE STRAP.
 
-THE BOOTS TEXTILE WAS INVENTED BY HENGIE UTILIZING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PACKAGING BAGS WHICH WAS DESIGNED AND QUILTED.

- THE INNOVATIVE MARY-JANE STYLE SHOES REPURPOSED GARMENTS BAGS FROM A HIGH-END FASHION SHOWCASE WHICH LANDED IN DETROIT.