THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.7.2014 – 7.11.2014

“Once you have eaten—shared food with a person, there’s a deep psychological system that means, you know, we are like family.” –Jonathan Haidt, On Being Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11: STORE Visit us this week for the launch of The Factory Sale. We will […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.30.2014 – 7.4.2014

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” —William Faulkner The Factory will be closed Friday, July 4th, that our staff can observe Independence Day. (Please note, CSA boxes will be available for pick-up at Jack-o-Lantern Farm on Saturday morning.) Here is what we have going on this week, […]

HOT AND HOT TOMATO SALAD

This month, we launched our “Friends of the Café” Dinner Series with James Beard award-winning chef Chris Hastings. When searching for like-minded chefs and restaurants to collaborate with for our ongoing chef series in the café, Chris was one of the first people who came to mind. His dedication to locally-sourced ingredients is something we […]

TOMATOES WITH BASIL + GOAT CHEESE

Nothing tastes like summer quite like a fresh, home-grown tomato. In fact, I embark on a tomato sandwich diet each summer. While I’m still patiently waiting for my own garden plants to get ripe enough for picking, I’m enjoying the vegetables from my CSA share each week (and of course, our locally-sourced café ingredients). Good […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.9.2014 – 6.13.2014

“The act of sitting down with friends over a great meal while bragging about our dogs, taking stock of our good fortune, and passing along to our children the value of our traditions, land, resources, and importance of conversation is what we call ‘memory cuisine.’” –Chris and Idie Hastings, Hot and Hot Fish Club Cookbook […]

BIBLIOCRAFT

At Alabama Chanin, we believe DIY projects are integral to sharing creativity and promoting sustainable heirloom-worthy pieces. Bibliocraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects is a great guide to DIY crafts that utilize a range of library resources for inspiration. Written by rare book librarian Jessica Pigza, this book […]

AN ALABAMA CHANIN FAMILY OF BUSINESSES

Those of you who have followed Alabama Chanin for years know that this company was built around the concepts of expert craftsmanship, beauty, function, and utility. Focusing on using sustainable, organic, and local materials and labor, we have committed ourselves to producing quality products made in the USA. As we grew, the company developed a […]

INTRODUCING THE NEW COLLECTION

We are very proud to announce the launch of the new Alabama Chanin collection. Here at the studio, we have all been busy over the past months preparing for this endeavor—from a collaboration with artist Maxine Payne (more from the story behind our inspiration and Maxine tomorrow…), to perfecting organic cotton fabric and colors, designing […]

RECIPE FOR A WELL-LOVED DRESS

We frequently talk about the heirloom aspect of our hand-made clothing, the timeless design and lasting quality that allows for an Alabama Chanin garment to be worn for years and, in some cases, passed along to a younger family member. While we know this to be true, we don’t often have the opportunity to witness […]

ALABAMA CHANIN IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

San Francisco has long been a favorite city for Alabama Chanin, a place with long-standing friendships, and where we’ve met some of our biggest fans. This weekend and for a few days next week, Alabama Chanin is hosting a series of events in the city. Join us: Tonight, August 15, 2013 Southern at the Table […]