Alabama Chanin

Alabama Chanin Organically and ethically produced, thoughtfully designed, women's fashion, home, and tabletop. Alabama Chanin retains the same intention and integrity today.

Alabama Chanin is a lifestyle company producing well-designed and thoughtfully-made goods for the person and the home in our community in Florence, Alabama. We use 100% organic cotton jersey fabric in our designs, sourced sustainably from seed to fabric—along with repurposed and reclaimed materials. The company that has become what Alabama Chanin is today began early in 2000 with the creation of h

and-sewn garments made from cotton jersey fabric by Natalie Chanin. Heirloom pieces are made from 100% organic cotton, sewn by hand through a group of talented artisans who each run their own business, in their own time, and in their own way. The company maintains sustainable practices—across its disciplines—and creates sustainable products, holding ourselves to the highest standards for quality. We are makers and educators, working to elevate and
merge design, craft, and fashion. Made in the USA, Alabama Chanin is a leader in slow design and elevated craft due to a strong belief in tradition, dedication to locally-sewn garments and goods—both hand- and machine-sewn—alongside strict principles of sustainability and lean method production. At Alabama Chanin, we preserve traditions of community, design, producing, and living arts by examining work and life through the acts of storytelling, photography, education, and making. Follow our Blog: http://journal.alabamachanin.com

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Where Is the Hope For Sustainable Fashion?"From the bio-revolution to new legislation, there are signs that a change for...
03/12/2024

Where Is the Hope For Sustainable Fashion?

"From the bio-revolution to new legislation, there are signs that a change for good is underway in the fashion industry."

Read Dana Thomas' article from Elle Magazine: https://bit.ly/4c9u05V

Library Carts in Black (2) - $200 eachPerfect for display, a (yes) library, or for other interesting items needing a she...
02/20/2024

Library Carts in Black (2) - $200 each

Perfect for display, a (yes) library, or for other interesting items needing a shelf (and wheels).

Pick up at The Factory, 462 Lane Drive, in Florence
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00 pm.
Post questions below or phone 256-760-1090.

Loads of books: Art, design, fashion, and other random beautyPriced as MarkedShop at The Factory, 462 Lane Drive, in Flo...
02/20/2024

Loads of books:
Art, design, fashion, and other random beauty
Priced as Marked

Shop at The Factory, 462 Lane Drive, in Florence
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00 pm.
Post questions below or phone 256-760-1090.

Various Rolling Show Cases (5 total) - $75 each These cases have been used and traveled around the world. Sturdy, strong...
02/20/2024

Various Rolling Show Cases (5 total) - $75 each

These cases have been used and traveled around the world. Sturdy, strong, and ready to go.

Pick up at The Factory, 462 Lane Drive, in Florence
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00 pm.
Post questions below or phone 256-760-1090.

Industrial Metal Shelving Units with 6 shelves - $100 per unit(10 units available now)Add an organic cotton backing for ...
02/20/2024

Industrial Metal Shelving Units with 6 shelves - $100 per unit
(10 units available now)

Add an organic cotton backing for $50
Add organic cotton sides $ 25 each

Pick up at The Factory, 462 Lane Drive, in Florence
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00 pm.
Post questions below or phone 256-760-1090.

Folk Art Bird Cage by artist Tom Cook - $750She's a beauty. Use for birds, for art… just to look at.Pick up at The Facto...
02/20/2024

Folk Art Bird Cage by artist Tom Cook - $750

She's a beauty. Use for birds, for art… just to look at.

Pick up at The Factory, 462 Lane Drive, in Florence
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00 pm.
Post questions below or phone 256-760-1090.

Vintage Cotton Bale Cart - $850 Wonderful old wood, full of character, makes up the frame and surface. Cast iron wheels ...
02/20/2024

Vintage Cotton Bale Cart - $850

Wonderful old wood, full of character, makes up the frame and surface. Cast iron wheels support and move the structure, extra cast brackets add authenticity.

Perfect for an industrial-style coffee table.

Pick up at The Factory, 462 Lane Drive, in Florence
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00 pm.

Post questions below or phone 256-760-1090.

STARTING TODAY: Studio Sale 2.0Extended through March 29th at The Factory, 462 Lane Drive in Florence from 9:00am to 5:0...
02/20/2024

STARTING TODAY: Studio Sale 2.0
Extended through March 29th at The Factory, 462 Lane Drive in Florence from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Come shop art, design, and fashion books, Heath Ceramics dishes from The Factory Café, kitchen supplies and equipment, sample sale clothing from Alabama Chanin, supplies from The School of Making, folk art, grills, shelving, and so much more (and more)….

Materialization. Design. Anti_Fashion.We are counting down the days until the 2024 Project Threadways Symposium (mark yo...
02/18/2024

Materialization. Design. Anti_Fashion.

We are counting down the days until the 2024 Project Threadways Symposium (mark your calendars) for April 19 and 20). In planning the event each year, ideas bear more ideas; the conversations we have with industry leaders and makers plant new seeds of possibility, and these seeds continue to grow.

I have been lucky in my career to long be a follower, admirer, and friend of Li Edelkoort—renowned trend forecaster, visual storyteller, and deep thinker. A decade ago, and in a moment of industry upheaval, Li and Trend Union published the Anti_Fashion Manifesto. The paper outlined 10 issues indicating that the fashion industry had reached its breaking point, detailing problems in education, materialization, manufacturing, and design. All questions Alabama Chanin, The School of Making, and Project Threadways have addressed, in our own small way, over the last decades.

For our upcoming symposium, Li will join me in a virtual conversation to speak about the decade since this manifesto, what's changed, and where we are going. She joins us from Venice, where she's traveling for the annual art biennale, and I'm deeply grateful for her time and wisdom.

We're looking forward to this conversation and many more.

Join us virtually or in-person by registering here: https://bit.ly/3uCNWNu

And learn more about the Anti_Fashion Manifesto here: https://bit.ly/3UMpT9K

xoNatalie

A Love Letter from Natalie.I feel deep gratitude for this community that has supported Alabama artisans—those who have l...
02/14/2024

A Love Letter from Natalie.

I feel deep gratitude for this community that has supported Alabama artisans—those who have learned, sewed, and created alongside us. As we transition the organization, many of you have reached out with generous offers to help. Here are a few actions that make a big impact, for Project Threadways and for the whole industry.

Donate to support our operations, team, and overhead as we imagine a better way for fashion and textiles.

Join us at the 2024 Project Threadways Symposium in April, or for a workshop with The School of Making.

Connect as we collaborate with like-minded partners and map a regional textile supply chain through Fibershed.

Share with someone passionate about sustainability, craft, or history.

The path forward isn't always direct, but I have faith we can shape it together.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Learn more and get involved here: https://bit.ly/3OHZO7I

02/13/2024

Collection #67. An exploration of natural indigo dye, hand-sewn appliqué, and one-of-a-kind painting by hand.

Discover the Collection here: https://alabamachanin.com/collections/shop/collection

Pictured: The Merritt Top with the Ellis Short. The Indigo Peacoat. The Sterling Jacket with the Rene Corset. The Hale Trench.

Meet Niko.Her design starts with organic cotton, grown in Texas, and spun and knit in the Carolinas. From there, the fab...
02/06/2024

Meet Niko.

Her design starts with organic cotton, grown in Texas, and spun and knit in the Carolinas. From there, the fabric comes to us in Florence, Alabama, where it is painted by hand with natural dye and then hand-sewn by one of our local artisans.

Multiple panels of soft-knit jersey fabric add structure and shape to the garment. The result is slim silhouette that gently sculpts the body.

Shop here, or reach out to our team for a virtual appointment: https://bit.ly/493591r

NEW: Core Club. Four versatile essentials, bundled for 30% savings.Shop here: https://bit.ly/3CcnhY6
01/24/2024

NEW: Core Club. Four versatile essentials, bundled for 30% savings.

Shop here: https://bit.ly/3CcnhY6

Collection 67: Blossoming and Evergreen.Discover new styles here: https://bit.ly/3qIzXiIPictured clockwise from top left...
01/16/2024

Collection 67: Blossoming and Evergreen.

Discover new styles here: https://bit.ly/3qIzXiI

Pictured clockwise from top left: the Sylvan design in vetiver with negative reverse appliqué; the hand-painted Merritt Top; the indigo-dyed Cynthia Dress; the Wynn Corset paired with the Cary Skirt, both in navy.

01/10/2024

Watercolor blooms. Indigo shades. Artisan-crafted beauty.

Introducing Collection #67, an exploration of painted indigo and embroidered appliqué. Discover organic fabrics hand-painted with natural indigo dyes (a newly developed technique) and fully dyed indigo pieces created in partnership with Idyllwilde of Florence, Alabama.

The collection also offers classic hand-sewn styles featuring our Oak Spring and Sylvan designs in layered techniques. Artisans in our community create these detailed pieces by hand—slowly, sustainably, locally.

Explore the Collection here: https://alabamachanin.com/collections/shop/collection

The Winter Trees Collection is leaving soon.Explore handcrafted botanicals and contrasting fabrics before they're gone: ...
01/04/2024

The Winter Trees Collection is leaving soon.

Explore handcrafted botanicals and contrasting fabrics before they're gone: https://bit.ly/3qIzXiI

Climate. Clothing. Community.Since 2005, Alabama Chanin has supported a regional supply chain for organic cotton. We par...
12/17/2023

Climate. Clothing. Community.

Since 2005, Alabama Chanin has supported a regional supply chain for organic cotton. We partner with Texas farmers and North Carolina converters providing a seed-to-shelf product made in the U.S.

This year we connected with Fibershed, a nonprofit that develops regional fiber systems, to begin strengthening the supply chain. We are pleased to announce the formation of a Southeast Fibershed, which unites sustainable producers and growers across the U.S. South with the goal of building robust, equitable futures.

We need your help to build a stronger fiber network in our region. Please share textile supply chain information and resources with [email protected] to join a national and global conversation around transparency, sustainability, and local economies.

Read more about Fibershed here: https://bit.ly/48iFVvm

Learn about our supply chain here: https://bit.ly/3v9pK5a

We are pleased to announce that tickets (virtual and in-person) are now available for the 2024 Project Threadways Sympos...
11/26/2023

We are pleased to announce that tickets (virtual and in-person) are now available for the 2024 Project Threadways Symposium. Each year the symposium brings together scholars, makers, and thinkers to share stories and create conversation around material culture and making, through presentations, meals, exhibitions, and workshops.

In 2024, our theme is The Future. On April 19-20, we will gather at The Factory and virtually to imagine a better way for textile manufacturing. Presenters will consider the balance between art and business, connect heritage and healing, preserve craft and community, and look to the past to chart a more sustainable future.

Get tickets and learn more about our presenters here: https://bit.ly/40XtYJh

We are grateful for the response to last month's news that Alabama Chanin, The School of Making, and Project Threadways ...
11/12/2023

We are grateful for the response to last month's news that Alabama Chanin, The School of Making, and Project Threadways are coming together under a nonprofit structure. Thank you to those who have sent words of encouragement, support, and enthusiasm for the future of this organization.

Most recently, Southern Living shared the announcement, along with a profile of Natalie in which she shares lessons learned from her grandmothers, why simple is best, and her hope for the next phase of the business.

Read the article here:
https://bit.ly/3sv5cTT

11/07/2023

Alabama Chanin was built on the t-shirt.

Introducing two new additions to the family: the Alessi Tee and the Bold Tee.

Alessi features a cropped, boxy fit that pairs well with high-waisted styles.

Oversized and modern, the Bold Tee offers a straight cut and elbow-length sleeves.

Find them in our updated Collection here: https://alabamachanin.com/collections/shop/collection

Pieces from The Winter Trees Collection are designed to pair perfectly with Core Essentials—like the Ames Coat over the ...
10/08/2023

Pieces from The Winter Trees Collection are designed to pair perfectly with Core Essentials—like the Ames Coat over the Leighton Skirt and Turtleneck in Wax.

Explore the Collection here: https://bit.ly/3qIzXiI

Find Core Essentials here: https://bit.ly/3hkTimi

Blue Dissolve. The Wind. Winter Trees.Find new additions to Collection here: https://bit.ly/3qIzXiI
09/19/2023

Blue Dissolve. The Wind. Winter Trees.

Find new additions to Collection here: https://bit.ly/3qIzXiI

Our Reclaimed Down program winds down this fall. Limited quantities are available in the Black Wrap, Scarf, Bandana, For...
09/12/2023

Our Reclaimed Down program winds down this fall. Limited quantities are available in the Black Wrap, Scarf, Bandana, Forest Bag, and Drawstring Bag (which conveniently converts into a hat). Shop here: https://bit.ly/3qIzXiI

We have very small quantities of colorful Wraps, Scarves, and Bandanas here: https://bit.ly/3vkzjuV

Snag one while they last.

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462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL
35630

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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(256) 760-1090

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