Eco-Fashion Tour de Force Natalie Chanin Has the CFDA In Her Corner
"'The embroideries at the core of our work started as simple quilting stitches—a 'living art' that found resonance and utility in rural communities all over America,' she said. 'This inspires me every single day.' The key, perhaps, to her consciousness lies in something one doesn't often hear: 'Part of the appeal of being a designer, for me, is the act of bringing not only products but also systems of making to life.' For her, it's not about the end, but rather, the entire. As Amber Valletta put it, 'It's not always about doing it perfectly. It's about doing it better.'"