by Michael dEstries
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Retail giant Jo-Ann Fabrics has partnered up with Christie Brinkley to launch a new line of eco-friendly fabrics. The collection is made with organic cotton or recycled polyester that’s made from plastic bottles.

“I wanted to design fabrics that are great looking and casual but, as a mother of three and a longtime environmental advocate, I also wanted the fabrics to be environmentally friendly,” says Christie Brinkley, who studied art and design in Paris, France prior to becoming a model. “I was thrilled when Jo-Ann asked me to create a line of sustainable fabrics because it’s important for me to know that I am doing everything I can to ensure that our children inherit a healthy environment. Supporting organics is a huge step in that direction!”

In addition to the organic cotton and recycle polyester, the line will also be using a waterless process, a green method that has virtually no waste water. “My commitment is to use eco-sensitive fibers and fabrics to create a collection that combines my love of global design with a distinct American point of view,” explains Brinkley.

Look for the Brinkley collection to be available shortly.


About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • tina

    Jesus. That woman is how old?! I think she met somebody at the Crossroads long ago…

    Oh and good job Christie. If only every designer would get on board!

  • VeggieTart

    Now, that is awesome. If the average Jill can afford clothes made with it, even better. But aren’t plastic bottles used to make polar fleece?

  • RemyC

    It’s heart warming to see such a fervent anti-nuclear crusader be embraced by a sustainable fabric company. Brings us one step closer to shutting down Indian Point with fashion.

  • Linsara

    What about REAL silk, REAL hemp or REAL linen…..
    recycled polyester!!??
    I think NOT!!