In creating his new collection, Justin LeBlanc traveled throughout North Carolina in search of North Carolina-based design and textile resources. He found a vibrant community of individuals determined to revitalize North Carolina’s place in the textile industry. Justin’s Journey collection includes fabric from North Carolina-based mills Contempora Fabrics of Lumberton and Monterey Mills/Glenoit Fabrics of Tarboro; and designs custom printed by Spoonflower of Durham. Some of Justin’s designs utilize the creative talents of Matt Tomasulo of Raleigh’s City Fabric. Justin’s quest to find North Carolina-based resources was guided by the Carolina Textile District of Conover and Opportunity Threads of Morganton, North Carolina.
Stylist and Designer: Justin LeBlanc (www.jleblancdesign.com)
Director: Mark Evans
Music: Gregory Ramos (http://iamtigerhouse.com)
Location: Merrimon-Wynne House, Raleigh, North Carolina (http://www.merrimonwynne.squarespace.com)
Production: Summit Collective, Kent Willard, Gray McClamrock, Walker Anderson (http://summitcmedia.com)
Models: Rebecca Cavanaugh, Mary Layson Gottfried, Jazsalyn McNeil, McKenzie Morrison, Audrey Rinkel