Fall 2020 Ready-To-Wear "Whatever direction Chanin takes, she’ll always come out in the lead. The truth is that the industry is just beginning to wake up to issues this designer, a pioneer of slow fashion, has been addressing for decades." SHOP PRODUCT GO TO ARTICLE
Is This Small Town the Future of Ethical Fashion? "What Chanin and Reid are doing is known as slow fashion: a growing movement of makers, designers, merchants, and manufacturers worldwide who, in response to fast fashion and globalization, have significantly dialed back their pace and financial ambition, freeing themselves to focus more on creating items with inherent value, curating the customer experience, and reducing environmental impact." GO TO ARTICLE
The O List - Made in the USA "You Make Me Feel like a Natural Toddler: Attention, babies: When going to Grandma's, consider going green! These organic cotton looks are made from the leftover fabric of an adult collection and appliquéd by Alabama artisans. (Burt's Bees Baby + Alabama Chanin collaboration clothes)." DOWNLOAD PDF
A Road Trip Through Alabama, Where Creatives are Grappling With the Past and Building a Brighter Future "Alabama is a place of boundless creativity and abundant natural resources — with an unfathomably painful past. On a road trip from top to bottom, Kevin West finds the state's residents reckoning with its legacy and coming up with entirely new definitions of what it means to be Alabaman." GO TO ARTICLE
Cultivating Community with Natalie Chanin "Natalie Chanin shares her journey from up-cycling old t-shirts in New York City to returning home to Florence Alabama where she started her clothing line, Alabama Chanin. We talk about building a community of makers and prioritizing transparency in the supply chain. She also tells us about teaching the creative process through The School of Making and the importance of sharing skills with others." GO TO ARTICLE
Trace Elements "When ferns unfurl across a tablecloth, an understated dining room comes alive." DOWNLOAD PDF
Alabama Chanin Will Be Back in the City During New York Fashion Week "The label’s namesake, Natalie Chanin, has been quietly building the sustainable-focused business in Florence, Ala. Committed to cultivating craftsmanship via the artisans and seamstresses that help to produce the collection, the company has been rooted in sustainable production for nearly 20 years. Its offerings are a combination of hand-sewn and machine-made garments. Chanin said, 'It feels like our latest designs really stand out from work we’ve done in recent years, so it was important to us to join NYFW again. We’ve worked for many years now to...
Earth Days "If McCartney is the matriarch of eco fashion, Reformation is the It girl. You've seen the cut-up-to-here dresses in the Taylor Swifts and Karlie Klosses of the world. The company's 'RefScale' lets you see the environmental footprint of every item. So you can feel better that the demure, off-the-shoulder dress saved 26 pounds of carbon dioxide, 664 gallons of water, and 3.2 pounds of waste (compared to similar dresses from conventional lines). Add to the list Alabama Chanin for T-shirts and trench coats; Amour Vert for beachy, SoCal-cool sundresses; and Mara Hoffman for clothes that you want to...
Now a Free Woman, Chelsea Manning Is Redefining Her Style on Her Own Terms "A few weeks later, Chelsea Manning came to the Chelsea Hotel for the first of two fittings with Nile Cmylo, the designer and alterations guru who works there in a studio with a leopard-print floor, deep purple walls, lashings of glitter, and Barbies galore. Manning was polite, direct, and most interested in talking about the history of fashion and the societal context of, say, the New Look; Cmylo commented later that she had clearly studied up for the fitting, that she showed an interest in fashion...
5 Designers Who Are Elevating Southern Style "Back in her hometown of Florence, Alabama, Natalie Chanin is practicing what she preaches: thoughtful design, responsible product, good business and lasting quality. It all started with a t-shirt Natalie designed while working as a t-shirt designer in New York. After working in the Big Apple, she moved back to what was (at the time) the t-shirt capital — Florence, AL — and started Alabama Chanin in 2006. Her designs are dictated by tradition, dedicated to locally sewn garments, sustainable practices and an appreciation for cotton." SHOP PRODUCT GO TO ARTICLE