Christy Turlington believes fashion can still be sustainable

Christy Turlington has encouraged people to make environmentally friendly choices when buying clothes.The American model has partnered with H&M to help promote their Conscious Exclusive 2018 collection, which consists of garments created from organic a…

Christy Turlington has encouraged people to make environmentally friendly choices when buying clothes.

The American model has partnered with H&M to help promote their Conscious Exclusive 2018 collection, which consists of garments created from organic and sustainable materials, such as ECONYL, a 100 per cent regenerated nylon fibre made from fishnets.

Christy is pleased to see lines like this offering buyers the option to make more conscious decisions when shopping.

“Fashion and sustainability is no longer a contradiction in terms,” she explained in an interview with British Vogue. “It seems to me that everyone who has means and choice is more invested in the brands they choose, and in the way that those products are made and how the people who make them are treated.”

The 49-year-old is married to Saving Private Ryan star Edward Burns, 50, with whom she has two children, 14-year-old daughter Grace and 12-year-old son Finn. And the supermodel believes that having a family has strengthened her desire to consider the future of the planet in both her work and her everyday life.

“I have two children and young nieces and nephews so anything that helps protect the environment is important,” she insisted. “I am especially interested in the health and wellbeing of the people who make garments.”

This is the seventh edition of the Swedish retailer’s ethical collection, and is rooted in the home of the former Swedish artists, husband and wife Carl and Karin Larsson. Christy went on to share her admiration for the similarities the H&M collection shares with conventional clothing.

“I was really impressed that a lot of the fabrics had been basically created from scratch in order to incorporate sustainable fibres,” the fashion icon smiled. “The floral metallic jacquard, for example, is made mostly from recycled polyester, but it looks, feels and moves like a more traditional jacquard. That kind of dedication to crafting the pieces is felt throughout the whole collection.”

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