by auditioning CBB contributor Jamey:
Bindi Irwin, 9, just announced the introduction of her new children’s clothing line, Bindi Wear International Fashion Line, as the anniversary of her father’s, Crocodile Hunter’s Steve Irwin, untimely death approaches on September 4.
Bindi said today it was her mission to carry on her father’s environmental message.
Her clothing line will include T-shirts, jumpers, swimwear, sleepwear, hats, bags and shoes all of which will carry some type of environmental message. Even the tags and soles of the shoes will be made from recycled products and every bit of her profits earned from the clothing line will be used to support Australia Zoo’s conservation programs. Bindi explains,
They are clothes with a message. We’re getting just further and further away from animals. If we keep making them into boots, bags and belts what are we going to be left with?
The Bindi fashion line has created 130 pieces for spring/summer 2008. Fashion designers Melanie Finger and Palmina Martin, designed the collection catering to newborns to 10-year-olds. The clothing line will be targeted to medium to high-end department stores and boutiques.
Bindi has been working hard and following in her father’s footsteps to keep messages of environmental awareness strong since he was killed on September 4, 2006 while filming stingrays on the Great Barrier Reef. Bindi’s mother is Terri Irwin and she also has a little brother Bob, 3.