Another Way to Reuse Plastics
It gives fake fur a run for its money.
Most of us are familiar with the annoying plastic price-tag fasteners that come with most of the garments we buy. We cut it off with a pair of scissors and toss them into the trash because they're far too small to really make it into the recycling bin.
Enter Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal, whose coat puts to use 29,000 plastic price-tag fasteners to create a fur coat that probably has the president of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) dancing with joy.
This is not new to the French fashion house. It has a reputation for changing common objects into high fashion. Is repertoire of designs include shoelaces, combs, and wigs, all of which have been transformed into garments.
It's truly a message about sustainability as it gets consumers to think more about reusing resources, to stop and consider the many single-use objects we get and discard each day. If we create the trash and the trash must go somewhere, why not just wear it, eh?