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 […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 8.25.2014 – 8.29.2014

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”  – Gloria Steinem Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, August 25 – Friday, August 29: STORE Beginning Friday, shop our annual Labor Day Sale and receive 20% off both in-store and online. […]

THINK (RE)THINK: THE FACTORY CAFÉ

From time-to-time, we write about the business of running a business: about how we make decisions, about how many times decisions just make themselves from lack of decision-making, and about how those decisions sometimes work—and often don’t. The truth of the matter is that running a business (or a life, or a family) is about […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 8.18.2014 – 8.22.2014

“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” – Grace Coddington Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22: STORE Beginning Tuesday, we will highlight some of our all-time favorite wardrobe essentials. Ranging from basic layering staples to fully embellished statement […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 8.11.2014 – 8.15.2014

“Art enables us to find ourselves, and lose ourselves at the same time.” –Thomas Merton Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15: STORE Lose yourself in our DIY space this week. Start a new project with a One-of-a-Kind DIY kit (available for a limited time), or […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 8.4.2014 – 8.8.2014

“The most simple things can bring the most happiness.” –Izabella Scorupco Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8: STORE Explore our selection of 100% organic cotton jersey garments—the versatility of our fabric is great for the changing seasons. Beautiful alone or layered, basic or embellished, our […]

FRIENDS OF THE CAFÉ, SOUTHERN FOODWAYS, AND VIVIAN HOWARD

Last Friday night, we hosted our second “Friends of the Café” dinner, which also served as our first Piggy Bank Dinner fundraiser for the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA). Chef Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer restaurant and the Peabody-award winning television series A Chef’s Life traveled to The Factory from North Carolina for an evening of delicious food, cocktails, much […]