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THE FACTORY + ALABAMA CHANIN 30/52 | 2020

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight…” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

This summer is unlike any many of us have ever experienced. Though we are spending more time at home, we are continually striving to connect to the seasons and the world around us. As we move through summer, we are excited to announce the Marine Leisure capsule collection tomorrow, July 21st. Inspired by the artistry of Lee Bontecou and Vija Celmins and the powerful words of Zora Neale Hurston, Marine is a curated assortment of our favorite stay-at-home Leisure essentials, alongside reimaged designs from the archives that are perfect for summer. In anticipation of this launch, today we share the life and works of Zora Neale Hurston, Lee Bontecou, and Vija Celmins.

Zora Neale Hurston

Hurston’s Preserved Manuscripts from Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

“Public Reaction to Their Eyes Were Watching God,” from American Masters on PBS

Zora Neale Hurston on the Journal

Lee Bontecou

“Lee Bontecou’s Brave New World”

Lee Bontecou on the Journal

Vija Celmins

“Explore the Art of Vija Celmins” at Tate

“Chuck Close in Conversation with Vija Celmins About Her Dense Yet Infinite Drawings”

In Alabama: Notasulga, Alabama, birthplace of Zora Neale Hurston

@Alabama Chanin

Explore products that benefit organizations that we believe in and help us support their missions in our Shop To Support Collection. A portion of each purchase is donated to the affiliated cause.

Find all of our organic cotton face mask designs here in one place (alongside some of our favorite sustainably made styles).

@The School of Making

Learn about the history of the A-Line and see the various projects, kits, and garments that we offer in this iconic fashion style.

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