Chrissie Hynde singing recording studio

Vegan rocker turned designer Chrissie Hynde in the studio. Photo: Jon Furniss/

Singer Chrissie Hynde is celebrating the release of a new album (Aug. 24) with her band JP, Chrissie, and the Fairground Boys. But that's not all she has in the works..

The 58-year-old front woman of The Pretenders is teaming up with bandmate/sometime lover JP Jones, 33, to launch an environmentally friendly, rock-and-roll clothing collection that including T-shirts, skinny jeans, leather jackets, handbags, and cowboy boots -- inspired by country-singer pal Emmylou Harris -- in leather alternatives.

PETA activist and vegan Hynde told WWD she loves fashion and clothes, handbags and shoes, and that "everybody will be able to find everything they love in a non-leather version." The newspaper also reported that designers Todd Oldham and John Bartlett have already consulted on the line.

But Hynde better be careful and do her homework to avoid the same headaches and lawsuits that fellow musician Madonna is currently facing with her Material Girl clothing collection for Macy's.