Florence: Alabama Chanin
With her commitment to preserving design and living arts traditions, it’s no surprise that fashion brand founder Natalie Chanin is called a “slow design pioneer.” Clothing is made of 100 percent organic cotton fabric and reclaimed materials. Garments adorned with exquisite needlework inherent to rural communities are sold at Barney’s and other urbane, upscale stores. The Factory in Florence is home to Alabama Chanin’s flagship store and café, design and production studios, and event space. Her School of Making brings initiatives and educational programs to communities.
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