Preserving History, Protecting Wildlife: Introducing the Detroit Zoo Collaboration

The Detroit Zoo Water Tower was built in 1928 to provide adequate water pressure. The tank was shut down in 1984, and has since turned into a landmark for zoo visitors and passersby.There was a point in time a pair of Peregrine Falcon called the top of this landmark water tower home, and expanded their family. A sight, beautiful in nature. Not to disturb this mama, the makeover of the water tower halted until she found a new home. After finding her new sanctuary, we were able to transform the remnants of the ‘Parade of Animals’ mural. Honoring our bond with nature.
Crafted from the ‘Parade of Animals’ mural displayed on the landmark that is the Detroit Zoo Water Tower, we created wearable art; earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets. A portion of the proceeds from this collection will directly support the Detroit Zoo's conservation initiatives and educational programs, furthering their mission to create a better world for animals.
The Detroit Zoo Collection is a symbol of our collective commitment to sustainability and community. Amy Peterson, CEO and Co-founder of Rebel Nell, reflects on the significance of this collaboration: "At Rebel Nell, we believe in the power of creativity to drive positive change. By partnering with the Detroit Zoo, we're not only preserving history but also creating opportunities for women and supporting vital conservation efforts."

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