THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 3.9.2015 – 3.14.2015

“I’m all about finding free space for people to be themselves so that they can then choose, consciously, to contribute to others around them.” – from A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves by Ari Weinzweig Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, March 9 – Saturday, March 14: STORE Join us on Monday, March […]

NEWSLETTER #26

In Newsletter #26, we announce our Mother’s Day sale (beginning midnight next Thursday), as well as new events and workshop programming like our Pop-up Shop at lf8 in New York and a One-Day Sewing Workshop at Heath Ceramics, San Francisco. We’ve also shared Natalie’s thoughts on trends in fashion—and Natalie’s Essential Picks: what you are […]

HOT AND COLD TEA COCKTAILS

For this month’s cocktail selection, contributor Jesse Goldstein focuses on something that most Southerners hold dear: a glass of tea. Here he provides us with both hot and cold options that are delicious and simple to prepare—for one or for a whole group. From Jesse: When most think of tea and cocktails, the first thing […]

MARCH + SWATCH OF THE MONTH

February is technically a short month, but it was so fast and furious that I had to make conscious efforts to be mindful AND productive. March looks to be just as busy, but in the best way—full of things I want to do and people I want to see. It is National Women’s History month, […]

BLACKBERRY FARM SUMMER (PART 2)

There’s a peace that surrounds you when you drive through the gates at Blackberry Farm. The sense of calm grows as you settle in. It’s the kind of feeling that comes from a combination of quiet reflection and good fellowship. The Smoky Mountain setting feels almost magical, but the people at Blackberry Farm are warm, […]

THE HEART: ZACHARIAH CHANIN

At almost any workplace, you can hear employees talk about their co-workers with a closeness and familiarity; after years of working alongside one another, your officemates can (in some cases) begin to feel like family. In the past, that has actually been the case here at Alabama Chanin. Studio and dye house directress Diane Hall […]

ON DESIGN: THE SCHOOL OF BAUHAUS + CREATIVE PROCESS

In October of 2014, and as an extension of our Makeshift initiative, we began a new series of events and conversations called On Design. This series explores art, design, makers, relationships, and how those who create can elevate craft in general. Natalie hosted our inaugural event, which was an exploration of the school of Bauhaus […]

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 […]

THE SCHOOL OF MAKING: WORKSHOPS 2015

Docendo discimus — “by teaching, we learn” –Seneca the Younger As we slide into 2015, we invite you to join us for one (or more) of our Workshops offered through The School of Making. As a company, Alabama Chanin believes strongly in the ideas of sharing, collaborating, exploring, educating, learning by doing, and—in the process—creating a […]

COLLARDS & CARBONARA

Vino or Moonshine? Both, please. Memphis chefs, Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman’s new cookbook, Collards and Carbonara: Southern Cooking, Italian Roots published by Olive Press, showcases their distinctly Southern-Italian dishes—or is that distinctly Italian-Southern dishes? Either way, it’s fusion cuisine with an accent. The two chefs and best friends opened the upscale Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen in Memphis […]