Sina Pearson Textiles launched a collection of new fabrics, called Walking the High Line. Inspired by the first time Sina Pearson climbed the steps to the High Line, the elevated park incorporated into 1930s railroad tracks on Manhattan's west side, the collection is inspired by modernism, landscape and city skylines.
The new group uses geometric patterns alluding to train tracks and architectural vistas. There are four patterns in a total of 21 colorways. Facade's irregular grid suggests modernist buildings as seen from a distance; Windows' jockeying squares depict tightly-crowded windows close by the park; Tracks, with its abstracted train tracks, pays homage to the High Line's original function as a railroad; and Skyline is a larger-scale perspective on the urban horizon at night. All four patterns are woven of post-consumer recycled polyester and solution-dyed nylon, and are finished with Nano-Tex. The solution-dye process ensures fade resistance next to glass windows or skylights. The fabrics may be cleaned with bleach solutions or disinfectants in hospitality and healthcare spaces, and stand up to accidental or deliberate use of harsh chemical cleansers.
The post-consumer recycled fibers contribute to LEED credits.