Organic Cotton, 2003

Organic Cotton, 2003

Beginning in 2002, Natalie and Project Alabama develop 100% organic cotton fabrics in partnership with the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative, and North Carolina converters. This work furthers Alabama Chanin’s mission of supporting domestic farmers and manufacturing, sustainably-sourced materials, and providing quality products. The seed-to-shelf, domestically-grown, organic fabrics are used to create collection garments from 2005 onward, and are offered by the yard to home sewers starting in 2007. These fabrics become a core supply chain piece for Alabama Chanin and The School of Making.


Explore our 21 Year Collection here, which includes styles made from U.S. organic fabrics. 

Learn more about our supply chain here.

 

Slide 1: Organic cotton field, Alabama, March 2007, photograph by Robert Rausch

Slide 2: Organic cotton boll, Alabama, March 2007, photograph by Robert Rausch; Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative in Lubbock Texas, photographed during a team visit in October 2012, photograph by Erin Dailey for Alabama Chanin

Slide 3: Organic Cotton Project, 2012, photograph by Rinne Allen for her Harvest series

Slide 4: Organic cotton harvest, Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative in Lubbock Texas, photographed during a team visit in October 2012, photograph by Erin Dailey for Alabama Chanin

Slide 5: T-Shirt production for the Organic Cotton Project, 2012, photograph by Rinne Allen

Slide 6: Fabric swatch in Job Flowers with couching from the Studio Job collaboration, 2004 (read an entry on the Studio Job collaboration here)