ColumnEditor's note: This is the first installment of Natalie Chanin's new bi-weekly fashion column at EcoSalon. Material Witness will offer a seasoned designer's perspective on the fashion industry, textile history and what happens when love for community trumps all. As a designer and...

Natalie Chanin releases the third book in her sewing trilogy. It's no secret we have a thing for Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin here on EcoSalon. An entrepreneur, designer, author, lecturer and strong businesswoman who went back to her roots in Florence, Alabama to stimulate local...

Natalie Chanin is owner and designer of the American couture line Alabama Chanin and author of three books including Alabama Stitch Book (2008), Alabama Studio Style (2010) and the upcoming Alabama Studio Sewing + Design which comes out spring 2012. Look for her bi-weekly column, Material...

in an Alabama Chanin garment. And, I can't tell you how proud that makes me – but I hope that she will also wear the piece while she is alive. Wear it a lot. Because the true beauty of our garments lies in the fact that they grow more beautiful with each wearing. Natalie Chanin is owner and...

ColumnNatalie Chanin's bi-weekly column, Material Witness, offers a seasoned designer's perspective on the fashion industry, textile history and what happens when love for community trumps all. Two Fridays ago, we asked for reader questions for this week's column. I am grateful for all the...

Then, the next time someone offers you a t-shirt that isn't organically grown, don't accept it, get pissed, and ask, "Why would I want that?" Natalie Chanin is owner and designer of the American couture line Alabama Chanin and author of three books including Alabama Stitch Book (2008),...

ColumnNatalie Chanin's bi-weekly column, Material Witness, offers a seasoned designer's perspective on the fashion industry, textile history and what happens when love for community trumps all. "I can't believe that I am doing this." Wait. Laugh. Repeat. These were the words I kept echoing...

The Heart and Soul: Natalie Chanin is owner and designer of the American couture line Alabama Chanin and author of three books including Alabama Stitch Book (2008), Alabama Studio Style (2010) and the upcoming Alabama Studio Sewing + Design which comes out spring 2012. Look for her...

ColumnEditor's note: This is the first installment of Natalie Chanin's new bi-weekly fashion column at EcoSalon. Material Witness will offer a seasoned designer's perspective on the fashion industry, textile history and what happens when love for community trumps all. As a designer and...

What if we did this for fashion – what would it look like? Natalie Chanin is owner and designer of the American couture line Alabama Chanin and author of three books including Alabama Stitch Book (2008), Alabama Studio Style (2010) and the upcoming Alabama Studio Sewing + Design which...

 

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