HEIRLOOM IN THE MAKING: MIKE’S CROSS

Over the past months, we have been exploring heirlooms through ongoing Journal posts. Our intention is to look at the things we hold dear and examine how we find meaning in our personal heirlooms and mementos—even if those things don’t necessarily have great monetary value. The Heirloom series is meant to celebrate things that last […]

HEIRLOOM #5: PEGGY LOUISE’S CLOCK

Through our Journal’s Heirloom series, we’ve been exploring the things we value and why we hold them dear. Each story reveals the value of tradition and honors possessions that were made to last. While these items may not be valuable to the world-at-large, to the owner they are priceless. This week, Kasey, our Production Coordinator […]

HEIRLOOM #4: ROXIE MAE’S BUTCHER KNIFE

As part of our ongoing Heirloom series that focuses on the precious things we treasure – even though they might not be considered valuable by the rest of the world – we continue to tell stories of items that have been passed down through families, from one generation to the next. Today, we hear from […]

HEIRLOOM #3: GRANDMA’S KERCHIEF

Our Heirloom series highlights personal items or mementos that hold a special meaning, regardless of monetary value. Our hope is to reveal the incredible value of family, memory, and things that last. This week Erin, our Director of Media Services and Special Projects, shares the story of her grandmother’s kerchief. From Erin: My grandma, Nancy […]

HEIRLOOM #2: PAPA’S OWL

Our newest Journal series highlights our personal heirlooms – things that hold special value and meaning to us personally, regardless of their monetary value. Alabama Chanin wants to honor things that last and things that we choose to keep in our lives and our homes as reminders of family, friends, or important moments. This week, […]

HEIRLOOM #1: GRAM PERKINS’ BLANKET

Alabama Chanin has always aimed to make products that will last a lifetime – even multiple lifetimes. We create things that are both beautiful and durable and we embrace the ideas of Slow Design. But, once upon a time, Slow Design did not exist as a theory or a process; rather, it was simply how […]

NEW YEAR | NEW WEBSITE

Since its inception in 2006, Alabama Chanin has evolved into a multi-fold lifestyle company with guiding principles of thoughtful design, responsible production, good business, and quality that lasts. What began with our handmade collection now includes multiple lines like our Basics, Essentials, and the A. Chanin machine-made line. Alabama Chanin also houses new and ever-expanding […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 9.22.2014 – 9.26.2014

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, September 22 – Friday, September 26: STORE Join us for First & Third Mondays in our studio space, to work on your latest sewing project in the […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 9.15.2014 – 9.19.2014

“It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” – Thomas Jefferson Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, September 15 – Friday, September 19: STORE Join us for First & Third Mondays in our newly expanded studio space, to work on your latest sewing project in the […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 9.8.2014 – 9.12.2014

“The best portion of a good man’s life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” -William Wordsworth Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, September 8 – Friday, September 12: STORE Join us for First & Third Mondays in our newly expanded studio space, to work on your latest […]