“Understanding the physics of the fabric at the structural level is key to our work at Alabama Chanin.” – Natalie Chanin, Alabama Studio Sewing + Design
As much poetry that goes into describing the fit and movement and feel of our fabrics and styles, equally, we must understand the science behind our fabrics. The fabric informs a garment’s design and construction, and ultimately the fit and life of a garment.
Today, we introduce a new heavy-weight rib-knit, seen in The Rosa Top, The Willie Top, and The Claudette Skirt. Like our lightweight rib-knit that we use in many of our Core Essential garments—like The Slip Dress, The Tank, The Rib Turtleneck, The Essential Skirt, Natalie’s Pullover, and The Essential Dress and Top—heavyweight rib has a comfortable amount of stretch, but it also has a sturdiness and structure to it. Our design team developed these heavy-weight rib styles with this sturdiness in mind to create silhouettes that complement the material and their fit.
The soft, stretchable quality of both the light and heavy-weight rib-knit, pairs well with the plushness of our waffle fabric—a thermal-style organic knit. Today, we also introduce two new waffle styles: the Mable Waffle Cardigan and the Nina Waffle Vest.
Explore each of these organic knits (along with more) here on our Featured page.
And check back next week as we explore the supply chain of each of our organic fabrics.
Discover The Rosa Top, a mock turtleneck with classic style.