And now for something completely different ... I'm just going to quote the Style.com review of Alabama Chanin's line:
Natalie "Alabama" Chanin does good work(s). She compiles oral histories of Southern textile workers, salvages old quilts, and is striving to make her business zero-waste. All of the stitchers who create Chanin's (quite literally) homespun garments work from their own houses and live within an hour-and-a-half radius of her family and business base of Florence, Alabama. And they use organic materials grown and produced in the good ole U.S. of A.—a fact proudly announced on the Alabama Chanin label. Is it any wonder she's a Fashion Fund finalist?
But y'know what attracted my attention first? The shoes. (Alas! No detail shots yet!) Shoes a woman could walk in, or, if necessary, run away in. Good on you, lady.