Our continued practice of responsible and sustainable design and production will grow even more now, thanks to the CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge. I am honored to be this year’s recipient of the grand prize of $75,000.

With the award, Alabama Chanin will support our company growth, which includes our machine-made garments under the label A. Chanin, creating jobs, promoting Made in the USA production, and, yes, a new Alabama Chanin collection.


Thank you again to the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Lexus for this award and opportunity to further our sustainable practices.

xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin


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  1. Ina

    Natalie et al … What an absolute thrill to have followed from afar the journey you have made … Fabulous all over again!!! Cheers and of course best wishes in every way!!! Go grow some more cotton now … 😉 … XXXOOO … Ina + Pokey + Stella!

  2. joan

    Congratulations for being such an inspiration as a person and as a company. Good luck and continued success. I can’t wait for the next collection! Joan

  3. Cath

    Your dedication, hard work, and sacrifice are coming around full circle with this honor of distinqtion. My heartfelt congratulations to the entire ALabama Chanin family. Someday I hope to visit and meet ya’ll in person.
    Bathe in the limelight of accomplishment yo’ve earned it.

  4. Nina

    Congratulations! Alabama Chanin stands out to me because you’re not just a ‘normal’ fashion business using eco-friendly materials – you’re actually doing the whole thing in a really different way, challenging ideas about how fashion should work. Glad to see you winning prizes for it!

  5. Hillary

    Well deserved. Thanks for the inspiration you provide to so many and your interest in making the design and hand making process accessible to all. Big Congrats!

  6. Angela

    I’m so excited that you won! I cannot think of anyone more deserving! Such a great company with such a great concept all the way around!!! I love the way you do business and the way you think about it. I love the way you took your business back to your hometown. Your whole story is just so wonderful and always gets me teary eyed. Always thinking about the environment and how you can do it better. Really…there is no one more deserving in the fashion world that I can think of 🙂 Congratulations!!!

  7. Rae

    Sending love from Michigan. Job very well done, Natalie!
    Much respect and admiration.
    I have now made four skirts, two tops and a bolero. On my way to an Alabama Chanin wardrobe.