Congratulations to Natalie Chanin of the designer label Alabama Chanin! Natalie is a second-time CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist (her first time was in 2005 when the company was called Project Alabama). Natalie's picture is featured along with the nine other finalists in this months (November 2009) Vogue Magazine.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has been established for the purpose of generating sufficient income each year to fund significant financial awards to one or more designers and provide business mentoring. For more information, see their website at http://www.cfda.com/.
According to their website at http://www.alabamachanin.com/, "Alabama Chanin is a lifestyle company that focuses on creating an array of products through focusing on slow design and sustainability. We craft limited-edition products for the individual and home. Our products are made by hand using a combination of new, organic and recycled materials. Each piece is constructed with care by talented artisans who live and work in communities in and around Florence, Alabama." The following photos were from the Alabama Chanin website: