January 27, 2016

Natalie Chanin

Friday, Jan. 29 @ UGA Chapel

Photo Credit: Rinne Allen

Natalie Chanin

A leader of the sustainable fashion movement, Natalie Chanin is the owner and designer of Alabama Chanin, which produces hand-sewn garments created from organic cotton and repurposed materials. Promoted in conjunction with Georgia Sewn (see this week's feature article), her lecture “Alabama Chanin: Design, Making and Meaning” is the first in this year’s Global Georgia Initiative speaker series presented by The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Local photographer Rinne Allen, who has documented the company’s manufacturing process for multiple publications, will introduce her. Chanin will also lead a sewing workshop in the first-floor atrium of the Lamar Dodd School of Art on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.


  • Thursday, January 28

    Lamar Dodd School of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Sewing Workshop

    (First Floor Atrium) Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin leads a sewing workshop. A limited number of kits (fabric, needle, thread) will be available, but everyone is invited to participate. See Story on p. 12.

  • Friday, January 29

    UGA Chapel

    5 p.m. FREE!

    Global Georgia Initiative: Natalie Chanin

    Designer Natalie Chanin will discuss her business "Alabama Chanin: Design, Making and Meaning." See Story on p. 12.