“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” — Marc Jacobs 

Not only is a T-shirt the foundation of so many wardrobes, but it is a foundation of Alabama Chanin. Nearly two decades ago Natalie cut up her first T-shirt, sewed it back together, and set herself on the path towards Alabama Chanin. This summer we are celebrating the T-shirt with Summer of Love —highlighting our favorite Love Tee, in all its iterations. Look for our Summer of Love Collection tomorrow on including new styles and additional color options for our beloved Love Tee. Explore the many facets of the T-shirt with wardrobe-ready classics, patterns, DIY Kits, and learn a bit of history, all below.  

Love Tee: Designed to feel like that well-loved tee that has been in your closet for years 

“Everything to Know About the History of the T-Shirt”, from Vogue Australia  

Love Tee: Contrast Ringer, available with a white body and your choice of a full spectrum of ringer color options. 

The T-Shirt Book, by Charlotte Brunel (Read about the book on The Journal here.) 

The Boyfriend Tee: Oversized fit, elbow-length sleeves, a wide crew neckline 

“200 One-of-a-Kind Shirts” from Natalie featured on The Moth Podcast

T-Shirt Top Pattern 

Read about the history of T-shirt manufacturing in our North Alabama community on The Journal here and here

Unisex T-Shirt Pattern 

NPR’s “Planet Money’s T-Shirt Project” Series  

“Who Made That T-Shirt?”, from The New York Time Magazine 

P.S.: Do you have a favorite T-shirt that has been a part of your wardrobe for years? Share its story with us in the comments below.  

@ Alabama Chanin  

Customization is among the many benefits of lean-method manufacturing. Because our garments are made to order, we offer the complimentary service of adjusting hemlines along the sleeve and body up to 3”. Note hemline adjustments at checkout, or connect with our team to learn more about opportunities to further customize fit. 

Our Summer of Color Collection features vibrant, organic styles for a sustainable life.  

@ The School of Making     

July’s Swatch of the Month incorporates beaded Satin Stitching alongside The School of Making’s iconic Stars stencil

Paired with embroidery techniques from our studio book, Alabama Studio Sewing + Design, July’s swatch revitalizes an embellishment that is, at once, impactful and simple. Our featured partner for this month is Lady Farmer, a slow living community that celebrates beauty and simplicity in creating a sustainable life.  

@ 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.    


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            

Carlisle Sandy         
+1.256.760.1090 x 105  

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