THE FACTORY +  ALABAMA CHANIN 49/52 | 2021

“Serial in production, social in philosophy, circular by design, and faithful to longevity, Natalie’s collections signalled that international fashion could break the industry’s seasonal cycle and come from anywhere, even deep in the heart of Alabama where quilt-making became a movement at Gee’s Bend one century before. Local and global while defining a contemporary version of Americana and craft, Alabama Chanin gave work to 22 gifted sewers while telling their stories to the world through the special medium of needle and thread. 21 years on, the brand is all grown up, leading by example, also offering textiles by the yard and patterns that creative consumers can make at home. Embodying the luxury of conscious made-to-pleasure pieces that are better for the planet and soothing for the soul.” 

 —Philip Fimmano, creative director of Trend Union 

Over the last three months, Alabama Chanin released stories and archival photographs through our 21 Years Celebration and continued the celebration with a collaboration with Diana Weymar of Tiny Pricks Project. Look for more published articles, interviews, and essays (like the excerpt above) in 21 Years this Friday. 

Explore the Alabama Chanin 21 Years Celebration and the Alabama Chanin x Tiny Pricks Project.  

In-Stock Holiday Shop

@ Alabama Chanin  

The In-Stock Holiday Shop from Alabama Chanin features favorite Alabama Chanin designs, hand-crafted housewares, and accessories to give and enjoy through the holidays. 

Ready-to-ship, one-of-a-kind styles are available in our Zero Waste Collection.  

We’ve organized an overview of production and shipping deadlines to help you understand your holiday purchase timeline. 

December 15th | Last day for made-to-order Alabama Chanin machine-sewn orders 

December 16th | Last day for The School of Making DIY kits  

December 21st | Last day for 2-day shipments  

December 22nd | Overnight shipments begin 

@ The School of Making  

Explore a selection of maker-approved gifts ranging from DIY kits, sustainable materials, and essential tools + notions to celebrate the art of making this season in the In-Stock Holiday Shop.  

Pre-order now for January delivery of Swatch of the Month 2022. Swatch of the Month marries our values of design and craft with sustainably sourced fabrics, offering sewers the opportunity to experiment at home with our techniques and designs. 2022 commemorates the 10th anniversary of the publishing of Alabama Studio Sewing + Designwhich is our inspiration for the forthcoming 2022 subscription program. Each fabric swatch will feature techniques and stencil designs from the studio book, which provides an encyclopedic view of our embellishment techniques. Look for a special edition of Alabama Studio Sewing + Design with a new cover and updated introduction to be released in early 2022.  

@ 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. 

Hours:        

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

Visit us at:        
462 Lane Drive        
Florence, Alabama 35630   

Catherine Counts:
+1.256.760.1090 x 114
ac@alabamachanin.com

Lily Rausch:
+1.256.760.1090 x 108
shop@alabamachanin.com

Haley Heinkel:
+1.256.760.1090 x 116
orders@alabamachanin.com


Lead image: Left: “Starts with a Stitch”, a conversation with Natalie Chanin from Blackberry Magazine’s Radiate issue, 2021, photographs by Robert Rausch; right: Alabama Chanin x Tiny Pricks Project: #30434 (M)

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