Scraps to Fight Over
"Alabama Chanin’s first home collection in more than seven years includes throws, decorative pillows, napkins, candles, potholders and even drink cozies, almost all of it made in the company’s Florence, Ala., studio. And because it includes a combination of machine- and handmade items, the collection isn’t quite as pricey as the handmade quilts the company is known for.
'We had all these cuttings from our T-shirt manufacturing process, and found a great way to make sheets of fabric from those leftover organic scraps,' said Natalie Chanin, the company’s founder and creative director. All the organic cotton products in the line are 'seed-to-finished-fabric made in the United States,' she said, 'which is why those leftover scraps still feel like a treasure.'"