Natalie's work in the fashion industry in amazing. If you don't know much about her, please read this interview about her commitment to sustainable clothing. All of the clothing is MADE BY HAND. Yes, you read that correctly, not with machines, by hand, in Alabama.
This is a quote from Natalie from the interview, "Our company is really unusual. The entire process is linked from start to finish. Every piece is cut by hand, painted by hand, embellished by hand and constructed by hand. We only work with a certified organic cotton jersey grown by farmers in Texas. The cotton fiber is sent to North Carolina for spinning into thread, then to South Carolina for knitting into the fabric before being sent back to North Carolina to be dyed and lastly sent here to the studio to cut, paint and preparing for our artisans here in Florence. Every garment is numbered and signed by the artisan who constructs it."
We have 2 prizes for this freebie, one is a book. You can pick either of Natalie's books shown in the photo below. (this way if you already have one, you can get the other)
Both books are beautiful and contain a variety of hand sewing projects. Below is the shirt I completed from the workshop I attended. It was really fun to make!
The second prize that Natalie is offering is so generous, I'm jealous of the person that wins. It is a spot in their upcoming Saturday workshop on May 5, 2012 (valued at $149) in Florence, Alabama! WOW!*
To enter this freebie do the following:
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out dot and at so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.
•In your comment, tell us something you learned about Alabama Chanin from the interview.
•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 10 PM (CST) Thursday, September 8, 2011. (winners announced Sept 9)
•TWO LUCKY WINNERS WILL BE RANDOMLY CHOSEN FROM THE COMMENTS TO WIN! (If you would not be able to attend the workshop, it's ok, you can still enter to win the book, just let us know in the comments)
Good Luck + a huge thank you to Natalie and everyone at Alabama Chanin for their spirit and generosity! Teresa
Natalie also has a lovely blog I encourage you to bookmark. Hmmm…so nice…
*winner is responsible for travel to and from the workshop, prize includes only the workshop fee
Entries limited to US residents, thank you.
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