California-based Fireclay Tile today announced a new collaboration with designer Kelly LaPlante to create a line of eco-friendly tile.  The Runway Collection has four custom patterns inspired by fashion: Cravat, an interpretation of houndstooth, Chaine Femme, a nod to interlocking chains in jewelry and belts, Chaine Homme, a masculine version of Chaine Femme, and Corset, which is inspired by corsets and lace-ups on footwear.

Runway Collection is available in the clay bodies of the Debris Series (25% post-consumer and 47% post-consumer recycled content) or Vitrail Series (no recycled content; no chemicals or off-gasses) in “any of Fireclay’s 224 vibrantly hued, lead-free, all-natural ceramic glaze colors,” according to a statement by Fireclay Tile.

Plus, Fireclay Tile products may contribute toward various LEED credits, depending on your order.  Their tile is made in a few locations in California, and with respect to The Runway Collection, tile is order per square foot with blends available in a maximum of three glaze colors.

As a bonus, Fireclay Tile is running a Project Backsplash contest with the release of The Runway Collection.  Upload a photo of your “funky kitchen backsplash” by November 16 for a chance to win $5,000 in tile, $1,000 toward installation, and the design services of Kelly LaPlante.

[+] More about The Runway Collection by LaPlante and Fireclay.

Credits: Fireclay Tile.