DETOX 2015

In 2011, and just before my 50th birthday, I publicly—on this Journal—declared a detox. I don’t really like to write much about my private life, as Alabama Chanin has grown into something so much bigger than me. And, truth-be-told, I am a rather shy and private person. However, I forged ahead and wrote in the […]


I felt reluctant to continue writing about my detox after the first post as I thought that it could be, frankly, a bit boring. Each of us has visited a site where the writer has a fondness to overshare about their eating habits and diet: each morsel eaten, photos of unmentionable detox attributes, things that […]


The book Clean, by Alejandro Junger, has been sitting on my nightstand since December of last year. Over the last months, I have read parts of it and “toyed” with some of the recommended practices (eliminating aluminum pans from the kitchen, drinking clean water, etc.), but it has taken some time for me to actually […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 4.27.2015 – 5.2.2015

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, April 27 – Saturday, May 2: STORE Join Alabama Chanin in Montgomery, Alabama, on May 2–3 for our Pop-up Shop at Southern Makers. The Alabama Chanin Team will also be […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 04.13.2015 – 04.17.2015

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, April 13 – Friday, April 17: STORE Be sure to join us on Monday, April 13 for the next installment of our On Design Makeshift conversation, presenting Little Forest + Biophilic Design. Based in […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 4.6.2015 – 4.11.2015

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, April 6 – Saturday, April 11: STORE Join us on Monday, April 6, for First Mondays. Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 3.30.2015 – 4.4.2015

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” – Lilly Pulitzer Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, March 30 – Saturday, April 4: STORE Make plans now to join us for our Community Picnic on Saturday, April 11. Festivities of the day will include a pot-luck style picnic (bring your favorite side […]