Going into 2017, we knew there would be a lot in store. We launched a new website, several new collections, and brand new programming (like the Alabama Chanin Core Club). Our Bldg. 14 team really brought it this year, completing production for Alabama Chanin while having other special manufacturing projects under their belts for Patagonia, Heath Ceramics, development with Elizabeth Suzann, and a few special things in the works. Through our partnership with UNA’s continuing education program, we were not only about to teach hand sewing in the community but also share more about our artisan business model—the foundation of our business and the people responsible for the beautiful craftsmanship in our garments.
Our collections were inspired by artists like Frida Kahlo, Anni Albers, Barbara Hepworth, and Lee Bontecou, chef Ashley Christensen, and friend and photographer Rinne Allen. We introduced new styles (hand and machine-sewn), new stencils, and new fabrications (like this one and this one).
We’re proud of the work we do, and we hope you are too (we couldn’t do it without you). Follow along with us on Instagram for inspiration, news and updates, a little of this, and a little of that. Look for the tags #alabamachanin and #alabamachanincollection.
P.S.: Check back on the Journal tomorrow for a deeper look at 2017 for Alabama Chanin.