Top with backstitch embroidery from the Alabama Chanin Songbirds collection in collaboration with Allison Moorer’s then-company 1 Turtle Dove, 2010, photograph by Rinne AllenAllison Moorer wearing an Angie’s Fall Swing Coat with beading and relief appliqué, The Firehouse, New York City, Alabama Chanin’s Songbirds collection, 2010, photograph by Russ Harrington 

“There is beauty, rhythm, peace, and community with the past, present, and future to be found in hand sewing. As Louise Bourgeois said, ‘the act of sewing is a process of emotional repair.’” —Allison Moorer, from Songbirds and 1 Turtle Dove, 2009 entry 

Hand sewing is at the core of Alabama Chanin. In September, we began a 21 Year Celebration, chronicling Natalie’s journey in sustainable design, which began in 2000 with a collection of 21 one-of-a-kind, hand-sewn t-shirts. View all of the entries here and find a few of our favorites below.  

Brooklyn to Chelsea, 2000 

Stitch, 2000 

Chelsea Hotel, 2001 

Jennifer Venditti, 2003 

Textile Story Quilts, 2007 

Future Fashion, 2007 

Songbirds and 1 Turtle Dove, 2009 

Patagonia: Truth to Materials Collaboration, 2014 

Flags of Hope, 2016 

Women Who Revolutionized Fashion, 2020 

@ Alabama Chanin  

Valentine’s Day Gifts: In-stock and made-to-order items we love  

Bloom: Introducing a dynamic palette featuring signature Alabama Chanin designs and one-of-a-kind naturally-dyed garments in soft floral hues. The Collection celebrates hand-craft through wandering appliqués, hand-painted details, and thoughtful design. 

Brightly: An imaginative assortment of vibrant hues and new designs in collaboration with artist, writer, and curator Phillip March Jones. 

@ The School of Making  

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Makers: To inspire a journey of making beautiful things that enrich your world. 

DIY Kit Refresh: Inspired by our newly released Maggie’s Dream Kits, The School of Making’s refreshed DIY assortment includes all of our favorite projects for the year ahead. 

Featured: picks for the year ahead to inspire exploration in color and design. 

@ 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   

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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