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Sustainable Home Goods from the Deep South

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 03, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Margot Guralnick last modified Feb 02, 2015

All struggling hometowns need a Natalie Chanin. For more than a decade, we've watched with interest as the former NYC-based stylist returned to her roots, founding her own organic cotton fashion company, Alabama Chanin , in Florence, Alabama. She also publishes sewing books, runs a cafe and community center, leads DIY workshops, hosts conferences, and, more recently, has re-established machine textile manufacturing in Florence by taking over a defunct factory. We especially like her new tabletop accessories. Above: No scrap goes unused at Alabama Chanin. Hand-Loomed Potholders are made from organic cotton jersey remnants. They're available in 11 colors and are $30 each. Above: The one-size-fits-most  A. Chanin Long Apron  is also organic cotton jersey. It's $40 for natural (shown) and $50 in indigo. A two-pocket A. Chanin Short Apron is also available for $30. Above: Six-ounce  Etched Glasses  come in two patterns, Diamonds (shown) and a floral called Magdalena, for $12 each. Above: Another view of the etched glasses (N.B.:  Grapefruit-and-Watercress-Scented Candles are also offered in the tumblers for $25 each; they come with metal lids and can be used as canisters after the candles burn). Above: Organic Cotton Jersey Napkins , 20-by-20-inch squares, are made in 11 colors; they're sold in bundles of four for $48 in the color of your choice. Above: Organic Jersey Cocktail Napkins , 10-by-10-inch squares, are available in 15 colors; they're sold in bundles of four for $25. Above: The James Pillow , 18 by 18 inches, is patched together from organic cotton scraps and filled with 75 percent goose down and 25 percent goose feathers; $138.  Above: Yarn Balls of organic cotton—for use in craft projects, to tie presents, and as decoration—come in 52 colors and in three sizes starting at $38 each. Lighter-weight Kitchen Twine , made from organic cotton jersey scraps spun into 50-yard rolls, are also available for $30. Go to Alabama Chanin to see more and to explore Natalie Chanin's ever-expanding universe. Take at a look at more of our favorite  Tabletop finds, including: Currently Coveting: Japanese-Style Ceramics Made in LA Design Sleuth: Brass Napkin Rings (from the Hardware Store) French Bohemian via Brooklyn: Table Linens by Amelie Mancini More Stories from Remodelista To the Manor Born: The Butler's Closet Curvaceous Designs from Pianoprimo in Milan 5 Favorites: Stainless Steel Water Fustis, Italian Edition






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