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.