THE FACTORY + ALABAMA CHANIN 26/52 | 2021

“For the artisan, craft is an end in itself. For you, the artist, craft is the vehicle for expressing your vision. Craft is the visible edge of art.” — David Paul Bayles 

At Alabama Chanin, we have enlisted the craftsmanship of skilled artisans for two decades. These artisans, who are independent contractors, craft our heirloom-quality Collection garments utilizing hand-sewing skills. As we celebrate Natalie’s 21 years of sustainable design, this week we recognize our artisans, the industry they are a part of, and share makers from across the country doing the good work of cultural preservation through handcrafting.  

“Alabama Chanin: A Cottage Industry Success Story” 

“Why Artisans Will Be Powerful in the New Economy” 

“Working with Artisans Requires a New Business Model” 

“Celebrating 10 Years of Artisans”, from The Journal archives 

Designers, artisans, and visionaries featured in “The United States of Fashion”, from Vogue 

Garden & Gun’s annual Made in the South awards features fellow Southern makers and artisans. 

The nonprofit Nest is building a new handworker economy to increase global workforce inclusivity, improve women’s wellbeing beyond factories, and preserve important cultural traditions around the world. Their artisan accelerator program is used globally.  

Over the years Alabama Chanin has worked with artisan businesses from across the country, like Swans Island, Marcie McGoldrick, Edward Wohl Woodworking, Hawks and Doves, and Heath Ceramics.  

@ Alabama Chanin      

Our Summer of Color Collection features new designs and beloved silhouettes, reimagined in an array of limited-edition colorways in organic cotton. Explore vibrant basics and new hand-painted styles to celebrate life in color here

@ The School of Making     

June’s Swatch of the Month features a new technique, Transitional Embroidery, and naturally dyed embroidery floss from our collaborator, A Verb for Keeping Warm. We’ve introduced three new kits that feature our Anna’s Garden stencil with Transitional Embroidery to further our inspirations. The kits include The Cropped Car JacketThe Slim Scarf Kit, and The Scarf Kit.  

@ The Factory     

Plan your visit to view the Collection firsthand, work with our team, experience Alabama Chanin in-person, and learn more about our commitment to responsible production, sustainable practices, and thoughtful design.    

Hours:        

Monday by appointment only   
Tuesday – Friday | 10am – 5pm        
Saturday and Sunday | Closed            

Visit us at:        
462 Lane Drive        
Florence, Alabama 35630          

Contact our store team:        
Catherine Counts        
+1.256.760.1090 x 114        
shop@alabamachanin.com            

Carlisle Sandy         
+1.256.760.1090 x 105        
sales@alabamachanin.com  

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    1. Alabama Chanin Post author

      Hi Lora

      Thank you for the kinds words! Vetiver is a soft hue that complements many of our colors. It’s been a long-time favorite in our Collections.

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