Join us at The Factory for a pop-up shop featuring brand new designs from Idyllwilde—a design and workshop studio based in Florence. The collection will feature women’s clothing, embroidered kitchen home goods, and botanically dyed linen handkerchiefs. Each is made of natural fibers such as linen, cotton, wool and silk.
Shop the collection at The Factory from June 22–24.
On Thursday, June 22 from 4–7pm, meet Idyllwilde founder, Nadene Mairesse, and learn more about her process. Bubbly and light beverages will be provided.
Alabama Chanin @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Thursday from 4pm – 7pm
Friday from 10am – 5pm
Saturday from 10am – 3pm
For more information, contact shop (at) alabamachanin.com or call 256.760.1090 M – F from 8am – 4:30pmCST.
Nadene Mairesse is the founder and owner of Idyllwilde, a design and workshop studio based in Florence, Alabama. She is a designer and maker that works with natural fiber textiles and plant-based dyes to create the Idyllwilde collection of clothing, accessories, and home provisions. Nadene has a degree in French Literature from UCLA, and in Architecture from Auburn University.
Nadene worked in Los Angeles as an apparel designer for over a decade, and then returned to school to study Architecture. She worked as an architectural designer, and in community development, at the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, a research arm of the University of Mississippi, before moving to Florence in 2013.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Nadene moved to England when she was seven years old. At English boarding school, sewing, knitting, mending, and darning were incorporated into daily life, as well as extensive playtime in the surrounding fields, woods, and hills. Summers were spent back in California, in the small mountain town Idyllwild. Here, professional artists and musicians gathered at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts to teach workshops, hone their skills, and mentor young artists.
Named after that vibrant arts community in California, and informed by traditional English domestic arts, Idyllwilde is an expression of Nadene’s respect for practical, durable design that is inspired by nature’s palette and forms.