Category Archives: TRAVEL + THE JOURNEY


Heath10Clocks-AlabamaChanin-WEB Heath Ceramics is celebrating 10 years of design by showcasing interpretations of time in the form of one-of-a-kind clocks designed by friends and collaborators. I was honored to design and contribute two clocks, featuring Alabama Chanin’s etched Camellia pattern. It’s really common in my family to hang plates on the wall, and I was inspired by this tradition. I remember all the plates on the walls at my grandmother’s house, and I have continued the practice by hanging Heath + Alabama Chanin plates on the wall in my own kitchen. It made perfect sense to design clocks that reflected that tradition. Heath10Clock-NatalieChanin2-WEB The Alabama Chanin clocks will be available at Heath’s Design in Time show this weekend, along with several other collaborations and interpretations. The show opens this Saturday, December 7 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at both the San Francisco and Los Angeles showrooms. xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin

Photos courtesy of Heath Ceramics.



Thank you to everyone who graciously showed their support for Alabama Chanin over the last few weeks. Your purchases, emails, and love are the things that keep us going. It has been an incredible year and we appreciate your amazing show of kindness and loyalty as we move towards the holidays and the end of the year. You make a difference.

Our studio staff and artisans are working overtime to fill all of the orders, wrap beautiful packages, and get shipments out in the next days and weeks. Our timeline for production of garments is currently 4 to 6 weeks and while some may be completed before the holidays, please keep in mind our brand practices sustainable and Slow Design, producing our goods in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. (Learn more about our production methods here.)

If your order included any gift items that might not arrive before the holidays, let us know and we will be happy to send you a note card to give to the recipient, letting them know an Alabama Chanin garment is being created just for them and will soon be on its way.

Just email office [at] or phone us Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm CST at +1.256.760.1090 and we will get the holiday note card mailed to you as soon as possible.

xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin



Newsletter #11 highlights the Alabama Chanin 2013 Holiday Gift Guide – a selection of our favorite gift items. It also introduces new website features, including The Factory l On The Web and our new About page. Read about (and join) our Swatch of the Month Club, which launches this January.

Join our mailing list to receive our Monthly Newsletter, or update your mailing subscription to include the newsletter here.

xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin




As we continue to expand our studio to accommodate the Alabama Chanin store, café, and Workshop headquarters, we have created a new home for The Factory on the Alabama Chanin website.

Visit The Factory on to learn more about the space, browse events, and find weekly café menus (and recipes).

Check back each Monday for our weekly Journal post highlighting the happenings here at The Factory, including special menus, events, sales, hours of operation, and other news.

xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin




The Factory @ Alabama Chanin

Join us for the grand opening of The Factory

Live Music + Cocktails + Shopping
Monday, November 18th, 2013
5pm – 9pm

Alabama Chanin store + 2013 Holiday Market
November 19th – December 23rd
Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

Open Weekdays 8am – 4pm

For more information, visit:
or call +1.256.760.1090


FACTORY-THISWEEK-6WEach Monday morning on the Journal, we will be posting the weekly happenings here at The Factory Store + Café.

Monday, November 11 – Friday, November 15:

We are pleased to have pastry chef and SFA member Yewande Komolafe acting as café consultant, setting up our kitchen, and developing recipes for our fresh, seasonal menu:
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When we began our mailing list back in 2004, we had a small following. As we’ve grown as a company over the years, we’ve also seen our followers grow. We want to offer you the most up-to-date information, and that often requires a little trial and error.

Recently, we added some new mailing list options. If you are signed up for our “Get It All” mailing list, you will now receive the Daily Journal.

We hope that you will enjoy our daily Journal posts in your inbox, and join our ongoing conversations about sustainable design, recipes, DIY projects, art, travel, and fashion.

If you do not wish to get a daily email from us, please click here to update your subscription preferences.

xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin



We are excited to be a part of the first-ever Made in the South Weekend, hosted by Garden & Gun magazine in Charleston, South Carolina, next month. The Jubilee will be a lively mix of sporting, shopping, food, music, and art, and will feature an Alabama Chanin Trunk Show and Two-Hour Workshop. Make plans to join us.



The Alabama Chanin Collection table at the Made in the South Marketplace will feature an array of holiday gifts including knotted necklaces, scarves, ponchos, cocktail napkins, tea towels, books, and socks.

You can also shop our selection of Studio Style DIY items, including fabric, notions, sewing kits, DIY kits, studio books, and Handmade Holiday.

Special orders and custom order DIY kits will also be available.

Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8

Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Charles Towne Landing
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC 29407

(*Early, private access begins at 9:00am on Friday)


Sunday, December 8, 2013
10:00am – 1:00pm

Charles Towne Landing
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC 29407

Join Natalie and the Alabama Chanin team for a two-hour sewing workshop at the Jubilee. Choose from three projects: a Journal Cover, a Scarf, or Placemats. The workshop is suited to beginning and experienced sewers alike. Materials, instructions, stories, and laughter are included.



Newsletter-#10--WNewsletter #10 announces The Factory Grand Opening on November 18th, featuring the 2013 Holiday Market, live music, and cocktails, and also celebrates our recent CFDA/Lexus Eco-Challenge Award for work in sustainable fashion.

Read about our recent DIY projects on the Journal, and shop our Handmade Holiday collection of holiday-inspired DIY projects and kits.

Join our mailing list to receive our Monthly Newsletter, or update your mailing subscription to include the newsletter (and our new Daily Journal) here.

xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin