Alabama 21 Year Celebration

Alabama Chanin - From Lovelace Crossroads to The Factory, 2007

From Lovelace Crossroads to The Factory, 2007

A year after the founding of Alabama Chanin, the design and production studios move from the three-bedroom house at Lovelace Crossroads to The Factory.

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Alabama Chanin - Collaborations, 2004–2006

Collaborations, 2004–2006

From the first collaborations with Lola Schnabel and Fernando Sanchez, Project Alabama initiated multiple collaborations from 2004 to 2006. Artists and designers like Chi Modu, Elliott Puckett, Eva Whitechapel, Hugo Guinness, Michael and Nicole Colovos of Habitual, Michi Meko, Rob Ryan, Studio Job, and Tomas Maier partner on stencil designs, garment shapes, and collection pieces.   Chi Modu passed away on May 19, 2021 in Summit, New Jersey.   Learn more about Chi Modu’s extraordinary life and work and follow @chimodu. Explore Elliott Puckette’s work here. Explore Hugo Guinness’ work here. Explore more of Project Alabama’s collaborations through these entries (listed...

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Alabama Chanin - Online Store and Journal, 2006

Online Store and Journal, 2006

In 2006, Natalie and the Alabama Chanin team build and launch a small online store along with a new weblog called the “Alabama Chanin Journal.”  

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Alabama Chanin - Textile Story Quilts | Coming Soon, 2007

Textile Story Quilts | Coming Soon, 2007

Textile Story Quilts | Coming Soon, 2001

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Alabama Chanin - Songbirds and Little Bird | Coming Soon, 2009

Songbirds and Little Bird | Coming Soon, 2009

Songbirds and Little Bird,| Coming Soon

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Alabama Chanin - Lisa Fox and LF8 | Coming Soon, 2008

Lisa Fox and LF8 | Coming Soon, 2008

Lisa Fox and LF8 | Coming Soon, 2008

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Alabama Chanin - Future Fashion, 2007

Future Fashion, 2007

Leslie Hoffman of Earth Pledge asks Natalie to write a short paper for inclusion in their Future Fashion White Papers.

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Alabama Chanin - Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion, 2009

Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion, 2009

Alabama Chanin shows garments from their 2008 and 2009 collections in the Pratt Institute’s Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion exhibition. Curated by Francesca Granata and Sarah Scaturro, the exhibition examines the relationship between fashion and sustainability, serving as a call-to-action. Alabama Chanin is featured alongside innovative designers and artists including Bodkin, Susan Cianciolo, Kelly Cobb, Loomstate, Suno, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, Sans, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Uluru, Andrea Zittel, and Tiprin Follett. In the exhibition catalogue’s forward, Julie Gilhart of Barneys New York writes:  “Ethics + Aesthetics effectively broadens the reach of sustainable fashion, showing the visitor that...

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Alabama Chanin - Council of Fashion Designers of America, 2006

Council of Fashion Designers of America, 2006

Natalie is inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), a prestigious not-for-profit organization that celebrates rising and heritage American designers.

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Alabama Chanin - National Design Awards, 2005

National Design Awards, 2005

Along with Isabel and Ruben Toledo and Maria Cornejo, Natalie is named a finalist in the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Awards. 

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