Alabama Chanin is a lifestyle company. It produces well-designed and thoughtfully made goods for the person and the home. They use 100% organic cotton fabric in their designs, sourced sustainably from seed to fabric – along with repurposed and reclaimed materials.
They are leaders in elevated craft due to a strong belief in tradition and dedication to locally sewn garments and goods – both hand and machine-sewn. Above all, they maintain responsible, ethical, and sustainable practices holding themselves to the highest standards for quality.
Supporting the community
“It is an important mission of Alabama Chanin to bring as much work as possible into our community and to our local artisans who are able to work from their own homes, run their own businesses, and be in charge of their own lives and families.”
Artisans use traditional hand-sewing methods as part of their contemporary designs. These methods are refine and modern.
Alabama Chanin functions by contracting its work to independent contractors – the Artisans – a licensed small business owner. Artisans first bid on each available project by offering a purchase price for the materials and a selling price for the finished product. Alabama Chanin awards bids based on production needs, quality, and the competitiveness of each bid. After a project acquires an awarding bid, Alabama Chanin sells the project to the Artisan. Including all of the materials necessary for sewing, embroidery, construction, and/or completion of the garment or project.
When the Artisan completes the project and it meets Alabama Chanin development and quality standards, the company will purchase the finished project at the prearranged bid price.
“Our collection of garments and home goods has expanded each year. This is part of our long-term plan for creating sustainable goods at a lower price point.”