Left: Stack of serged reclaimed down jackets, 2014, photograph by Rinne Allen; right: Grace Malloy of Poco Farm wearing Reclaimed Down Scarves for Patagonia’s Truth to Materials collection lookbook, 2014, photograph by Jeff Johnson

“A big part of the beauty of this project is the prior lives of the down jackets. We will never know what each has ‘lived’ through. We will never know who owned it, if they loved it, how much they wore it, or what happened in their lives with they did…The new owner has license to imagine that their scarf has (in its prior incarnation) summited a mountain or sailed around the world.”  

—Natalie Chanin from “What Remains”, 2014 for Patagonia’s Truth to Materials collection lookbook (page 39)

Friday will introduce new entries for the Alabama Chanin 21 Years Celebration. From 2013 – 2016, major developments and growth take place at Alabama Chanin with the founding of The School of Making, Building 14, and The Factory Store + Café—making it a multi-fold organization. Further work is done within the organization creating a 10-year vision for the company. In 2013, Natalie is awarded the CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge celebrating designers who are industry leaders in sustainable design, and in 2014, she receives the Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant. Collaborations take place with Patagonia, Little River Sock Mill, Stella Ishii, and Heath Ceramics—and much more to come… 

This celebration marks Natalie’s legacy in sustainable design and honors our collaborators, team, friends, community, artisans, and those that have inspired Natalie and Alabama Chanin through their work and partnerships over the decades.  

Explore the 21 Years Celebration and find designs symbolic of Natalie’s journey in the 21 Year Collection.  

Left: #30526: Zero Waste Waffle Sweatshirt; right: #P1: Reclaimed Down Bandana in Plum

@ Alabama Chanin  

Find reclaimed down styles in our One-of-a-Kind Collection and look for new zero-waste designs arriving tomorrow. Crafted from organic fabric scraps from our cutting department, each garment is stitched together with unique variations that cannot be recreated. In celebrating 21 years, each piece is made-to-order and no two are alike. 

@ The School of Making  

New Limited-Edition Printed Cotton Jersey in Magdalena Concrete complements our Studio Bundle #3, recent Swatch of the Month designs, and kits on our Featured page.    

The latest addition to the 2022 Workshop schedule is a new One-Day Embroidery Workshop in January at The Factory in Florence. View our entire Workshop schedule for 2021 and 2022 here and make plans to join us at The Factory for a unique making experience.  

@ 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.    

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. 


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

Visit us at:        
462 Lane Drive        
Florence, Alabama 35630     

Contact our team:     
Catherine Counts
+1.256.760.1090 x 114

Lily Rausch
+1.256.760.1090 x 108

Haley Heinkel
+1.256.760.1090 x 116

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