Alabama Chanin Fabric Swatch Florence Black Medium Weight Jersey 29981 August 2020 Robert Rausch Edit

The Florence Collection

Alabama Chanin

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Event
NYFW
Launch
Tue - Sep 15, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Status
Finished

Celebrating 20 years of sustainable design.

The Florence Collection is an exploration of natural silhouettes, movement, and abstract form. Florence’s modern, elevated designs are crafted from lush 100% organic cotton fabrics and feature the luxury details and hand-painted finishes that are synonymous with the Alabama Chanin brand.

The Florence Collection pays homage to Natalie’s 20 years of sustainable, seasonless design and her roots in Florence, Alabama, home to the Alabama Chanin design studio.

Alabama Chanin The Florence Collection

The Florence Collection Collection

Alabama Chanin Style Editorial Shirred Tunic Runway360

Two Decades of Slow Fashion

"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." —Laird Borrelli-Persson for Vogue

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Craftmanship and Tradition

"This quiet revolution is also driven by their desire to improve the quality of life for their families and their employees. Slow fashion champions localization and regionalism rather than massification. It honors craftsmanship and respects tradition while embracing modern technology to make production cleaner and more efficient. It’s about treating workers well, Chanin said, and 'buying from the person down the street whose face you know and love.'” —Dana Thomas for The Cut

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Material, Culture, and Community

"A good chunk of Fashionopolis, Dana Thomas’s book on the state of fashion in relation to sustainability, is devoted to Alabama Chanin. The designer and businesswoman looks at the subject from the angles of material, culture, and community." —Vogue, "How the #WFH Movement Could Reshape Fashion"

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Seasonless And Modern

"Alabama Chanin aims to make 'garments that last forever' and don’t necessarily cater to seasonal trends but flow from season to season. This means a sustainable closet can be built over the course of time and pieces go together regardless of which collection they come from. " —Observer

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Alabama Chanin Style Florence Tucked Sleeve Runway360

20 Years of Sustainable Design

"Twenty years later, [Chanin is] still there, an integral part of a community who is working with fashion responsibly and with transparency. She’s also deeply involved in philanthropy. 'I never underestimate the value of this community and of being able to work in a global industry from my small town,' says Chanin. Similarly, Chanin says that “being out of the ‘eye’ of the industry,” has given her the time for 'building organic supply chains, rebuilding manufacturing processes, working on lean-method production, waste reduction, and worker training." —Laird Borrelli-Persson for Vogue

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The Florence Tuck

Samantha Joan Dress

Peacoat

Two Decades of Slow Fashion

Virginia Top

The Florence Polo

Organic Rib Knits

Craftmanship and Tradition

Organic Waffle Top

The Trench

Organic cotton masks

Material, Culture, and Community

The Tuck

The Caftan Dress

The Emily Skirt

Seasonless And Modern

The Rib Skirt

The Gilded Pant

The Samantha Tunic

20 Years of Sustainable Design

Waffle Caftan

Bella Moss and Florence

The Celia Rae Tunic

The Palm Polo Coat

The Everyday Tee

The Celia Rae Tunic

"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." —Laird Borrelli-Persson for Vogue

"This quiet revolution is also driven by their desire to improve the quality of life for their families and their employees. Slow fashion champions localization and regionalism rather than massification. It honors craftsmanship and respects tradition while embracing modern technology to make production cleaner and more efficient. It’s about treating workers well, Chanin said, and 'buying from the person down the street whose face you know and love.'” —Dana Thomas for The Cut

"A good chunk of Fashionopolis, Dana Thomas’s book on the state of fashion in relation to sustainability, is devoted to Alabama Chanin. The designer and businesswoman looks at the subject from the angles of material, culture, and community." —Vogue, "How the #WFH Movement Could Reshape Fashion"

"Alabama Chanin aims to make 'garments that last forever' and don’t necessarily cater to seasonal trends but flow from season to season. This means a sustainable closet can be built over the course of time and pieces go together regardless of which collection they come from. " —Observer

"Twenty years later, [Chanin is] still there, an integral part of a community who is working with fashion responsibly and with transparency. She’s also deeply involved in philanthropy. 'I never underestimate the value of this community and of being able to work in a global industry from my small town,' says Chanin. Similarly, Chanin says that “being out of the ‘eye’ of the industry,” has given her the time for 'building organic supply chains, rebuilding manufacturing processes, working on lean-method production, waste reduction, and worker training." —Laird Borrelli-Persson for Vogue

  • The Florence Tuck

    Crafted from refined, yet comfortable heavy-weight rib-knit fabric, The Florence Tuck boasts taped seams, a rounded neckline, and delicate hand-stitching on the sleeve, giving the top its signature tuck. A botanical-inspired motif is painted throughout this single layer top.

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  • Samantha Joan Dress

    The feminine, ankle-length Samantha Joan Dress offers a relaxed, yet refined fit through the body, a tie waist, in-seam pockets, a polo-style collar with a hook and eye closure, short, billowing sleeves, and is completely hand sewn. 

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  • Peacoat

    Hand crafted from specialty gilded organic fabric which boasts a soft metallic glow, The Peacoat features princess seams, snap front closures, a hook and bar closure at the collar, and in-seam front pockets.

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  • The Sloane Top

    A modern update to the Everyday Tee, a favorite core silhouette. The Sloane Top features the hand-painted Florence design and is made from domestically-sourced organic lightweight cotton.

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  • The Everyday Tee

    The Everyday Tee is completely hand-sewn from a single layer of organic medium-weight cotton jersey and boasts elbow-length sleeves, a high, rounded neckline, and a fitted body that provides a feminine, yet modest fit.

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  • The Florence Polo

    The Florence Polo is hand crafted from our airy, lightweight organic cotton jersey and boasts the standard polo collar and placket, a fitted silhouette, and a botanical-inspired motif throughout.

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  • Virginia Top

    The Virginia Top has a fitted body with a sleeveless silhouette and high, rounded neckline, and features a striking stripe pattern down the front that is hand crafted with organic fabrics and soft metallic paint treatments.

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  • The Florence Polo

    The Florence Polo is hand crafted from our airy, lightweight organic cotton jersey and boasts the standard polo collar and placket, a fitted silhouette, and a botanical-inspired motif throughout.

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  • The Mock Turtleneck

    The Mock Turtleneck is crafted from lush, heavy-weight organic rib-knit fabric and boasts a flattering and comfortable mock turtleneck, taped seams, and long, fluted sleeves.

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  • The Midi Skirt

    Falling to a flattering calf-length, the hand crafted Midi Skirt offers a snug, feminine fit, side slits, a wide, covered elastic waistband, and is crafted from lush, heavy-weight organic rib-knit cotton.

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  • The Tuck

    The Tuck top is crafted from lush, heavy-weight organic rib-knit fabric and features taped seams and delicate stitching details, giving each sleeve the flattering tucked shape that is unique to this style.

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  • Lightweight Organic Cotton Mask

    Hand crafted from two layers of our luxurious 100% Organic Lightweight Cotton (5.6oz/yd), The Lightweight Mask features an organic cotton tie and an interior pocket is also sewn inside to offer an opportunity to insert filters to create another barrier for further protection.

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  • The Mock Turtleneck

    The Mock Turtleneck is crafted from lush, heavy-weight organic rib-knit fabric and boasts a flattering and comfortable mock turtleneck, taped seams, and long, fluted sleeves.

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  • The Waffle Top

    Hand crafted from our luxurious, organic waffle-knit fabric, the Waffle Top boasts princess seams for a refined, feminine fit and lightweight cotton jersey binding with bound seams around the wide crew neckline, sleeves, and hem for a polished finish.

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  • The Trench

    Feminine and utilitarian, the hand crafted Trench is shaped at the bust with a double-breasted, overlapping snap front closure and features a decorative flap and a storm shield across the shoulder.

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  • Lightweight Organic Cotton Mask

    Hand crafted from two layers of our luxurious 100% Organic Lightweight Cotton (5.6oz/yd), The Lightweight Mask features an organic cotton tie and an interior pocket is also sewn inside to offer an opportunity to insert filters to create another barrier for further protection.

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  • Samantha Tunic

    The hand crafted Samantha Tunic offers a relaxed, yet refined fit through the body, a tie waist, in-seam pockets, a polo-style collar with a hook and eye closure, short, billowing sleeves, and a botanical-inspired motif throughout.

    PRESALE
  • Elle Skirt

    The hand crafted Elle Skirt has a full drape, a front sailor panel with built-in pockets, snap closures at the waist, a waistband faced with organic cotton canvas, and features in our botanical-inspired Florence design.

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  • The Tuck

    The Tuck top is crafted from lush, heavy-weight organic rib-knit fabric and features taped seams and delicate stitching details, giving each sleeve the flattering tucked shape that is unique to this style.

    PRESALE
  • The Caftan Dress

    Featuring a relaxed, yet modern fit, the single-layer Caftan is hand crafted from luxurious lightweight organic cotton jersey, is stenciled in an all-over leaf and dot motif, falls below the knee, and has a flattering rounded neckline.

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  • The Emily Skirt

    The Emily Skirt features hand stitching throughout, a snap waistband that is faced with organic cotton canvas, front pockets, and a striking stripe pattern that is crafted using appliqué with soft metallic paint treatments.

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  • The Luna Top

    The hand crafted Luna Top boasts a feminine boat neckline, relaxed, yet refined body, and billowing sleeves that add movement and visual interest to the piece.

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  • The Florence Mask

    Hand crafted from two layers of our luxurious 100% Organic Lightweight Cotton in our hand-painted Florence design (5.6oz/yd), The Florence Mask features an organic cotton tie and an interior pocket is also sewn inside to offer an opportunity to insert filters to create another barrier for further protection.

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  • Rib Skirt

    The form-flattering, pencil-style Rib Skirt has a wide elastic waistband, a center seam down the back, lightweight trim accenting the hem, a slim fit, and is crafted from lush, organic rib-knit fabric.

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  • The Florence Polo

    The Florence Polo is hand crafted from our airy, lightweight organic cotton jersey and boasts the standard polo collar and placket, a fitted silhouette, and a botanical-inspired motif throughout.

    PRESALE
  • Rib Skirt

    The form-flattering, pencil-style Rib Skirt has a wide elastic waistband, a center seam down the back, lightweight trim accenting the hem, a slim fit, and is crafted from lush, organic rib-knit fabric.

    PRESALE
  • Gilded Pant

    The Gilded Pant boasts a comfortable elastic waist, side pockets, a flattering and slim tapered leg, an easy yet tailored fit, and is hand crafted from our specialty gilded organic fabric that has the comfort of a knit with the crisp, elevated feel of a woven.

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  • Samantha Tunic

    The hand crafted Samantha Tunic offers a relaxed, yet refined fit through the body, a tie waist, in-seam pockets, a polo-style collar with a hook and eye closure, short, billowing sleeves, and a botanical-inspired motif throughout.

    PRESALE
  • Elle Skirt

    The hand crafted Elle Skirt has a full drape, a front sailor panel with built-in pockets, snap closures at the waist, a waistband faced with organic cotton canvas, and features in our botanical-inspired Florence design.

    PRESALE
  • The Florence Tuck

    Crafted from refined, yet comfortable heavy-weight rib-knit fabric, The Florence Tuck boasts taped seams, a rounded neckline, and delicate hand-stitching on the sleeve, giving the top its signature tuck. A botanical-inspired motif is painted throughout this single layer top.

    PRESALE
  • The Florence Mask

    Hand crafted from two layers of our luxurious 100% Organic Lightweight Cotton in our hand-painted Florence design (5.6oz/yd), The Florence Mask features an organic cotton tie and an interior pocket is also sewn inside to offer an opportunity to insert filters to create another barrier for further protection.

    ORDER
  • The Tuck

    The Tuck top is crafted from lush, heavy-weight organic rib-knit fabric and features taped seams and delicate stitching details, giving each sleeve the flattering tucked shape that is unique to this style.

    PRESALE
  • Waffle Caftan

    Hand crafted from lush, organic waffle knit fabric, The Waffle Caftan has a relaxed and flowing fit and flattering longer length.

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  • Bella Moss Top

    Refined yet comfortable, the hand-sewn Bella Moss Top has an oversized, cropped fit, relaxed sleeves, and features our botanical-inspired Florence design throughout.

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  • Florence Midi Skirt

    Falling to a flattering calf-length, the hand crafted Midi Skirt offers a snug, feminine fit, side slits, a wide, covered elastic waistband, and a botanical-inspired design painted throughout.

    PRESALE
  • Celia Rae Tunic

    The voluminous body and shirred neckline of the Celia Rae Tunic adds movement and visual interest to this flattering tunic that boasts a sleeveless silhouette and that is hand crafted from a single layer of luxurious, lightweight organic cotton jersey.

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  • The Palm Polo Coat

    The Palm Polo Coat is hand crafted from organic cotton jersey and boasts three-quarter sleeves, a polo collar with a hook and eye closure, an open front with a tie waist, and a striking palm leaf motif throughout.

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  • Leighton Skirt

    The Leighton Skirt is crafted from our luxurious specialty gilded fabric and features tailor-inspired details including a fully faced bottom, waistband curtain, seamless side pockets, hand-sewn top stitching, and side vents that secure at the hem, catching the eye with each movement.

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  • The Everyday Tee

    The Everyday Tee is completely hand-sewn from a single layer of organic medium-weight cotton jersey and boasts elbow-length sleeves, a high, rounded neckline, and a fitted body that provides a feminine, yet modest fit.

    ORDER
  • The Florence Polo

    The Florence Polo is hand crafted from our airy, lightweight organic cotton jersey and boasts the standard polo collar and placket, a fitted silhouette, and a botanical-inspired motif throughout.

    PRESALE
  • Celia Rae Tunic

    The voluminous body and shirred neckline of the Celia Rae Tunic adds movement and visual interest to this flattering tunic that boasts a sleeveless silhouette and that is hand crafted from a single layer of luxurious, lightweight organic cotton jersey.

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  • Celia Shirred Skirt

    Hand crafted from a single layer of our lush and airy lightweight organic cotton jersey, the Celia Skirt offers a flowing, relaxed fit with an elastic waist, shirred front, hidden in-seam pockets, and a botanical-inspired motif.

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Credits

Alabama Chanin Concete Florence Fabric Runway360 Editorial Look23
The Florence

100% Organic Cotton

Florence, the botanical motif found throughout the Collection, was inspired by a centuries-old technique of capturing natural silhouettes laid upon photosensitive paper. The Florence design is hand-painted using a three-part process developed by the Alabama Chanin design team.

Alabama Chanin Gilded Black Stripe Fabric Swatch Runway360 2020 Robert Rausch
The Stripe

Elevated Craft

The Stripe design stemmed from Alabama Chanin’s zero-waste mission as a means to repurpose fabric scraps, breathing new life into a byproduct of production. Each stripe is made from remnants of our 100% organic cotton jersey and is hand sewn using the reverse appliqué technique.