Collection #30 was introduced—with the thought to combine machine- and hand-made pieces into the same line—as these garments are created using the same production processes, the same fabric, the same design team, and the same approach.
From a design and development point-of-view, we now see that there should have never been a separation of the collections. We are creatively drawn to combine both hand and machine sewing in one garment. By keeping A. Chanin separate from our Alabama Chanin collection, we were placing arbitrary rules for ourselves—and those rules became restrictive.
With this new freedom, we are now allowing ourselves to combine machine and hand sewing into single items—as shown here on our new Collier Tank and Davy Racerback. You will see increased versatility and design flexibility. A. Chanin will continue to exist, but with an entirely new function: as organic blanks and basics that companies can purchase for screen printing and private label collections.
But I certainly hope that the A. Chanin basics will be still available for purchase on the website for us, loyal followers…I love them.
Our basic machine-sewn pieces remain, but they have now been folded into our Collection and Essentials instead of being categorized as a separate line. A quick search on our website shows everything that is produced here in our Building 14 production facility. I hope you’ll find that your favorite styles are still available.