As part of the creative process, inspiration comes from sources both expected and unexpected. We have found that surrounding ourselves with creative and generous artists and individuals naturally motivates us to do better work. We have been lucky to build relationships with truly like-minded people with whom collaboration is easy—just natural extensions of our relationships. Our work with Heath Ceramics, Angie Mosier, Patagonia, and Rinne Allen, among others, has helped us grow as a creative team and encouraged us to expand our boundaries.
Over the past few years, we have discovered that we have an honest creative kinship with chef Ashley Christensen. Recently, Ashley sent her all-time favorite shirt—which had been well worn and loved—and inquired if it was possible to recreate the garment in Alabama Chanin’s 100% organic cotton jersey. Once we had the shirt in hand, we realized that we were being offered yet another opportunity to collaborate. As a result, we have created a capsule collection inspired by Ashley’s sense of style and her favorite shirt.
The selection of garments includes pullover tops with various sleeve lengths, a cardigan, and a dress. This special Ashley-inspired mini-collection is rounded out with some of our best Home + Table selections, including Ashley’s Cookbook, Poole’s: Recipes and Stories From a Modern Diner.
Lovely! Since I purchased copies of her cookbook for nearly every member of my family through the Alabama Chanin site, it is a bonus to see designs in her honor!
It was a pleasure for us to collaborate with Ashley on her capsule collection, and I am so happy to hear that you and your family are enjoying her cookbook.
So happy to see two of my favorite people collaborating!! Ashley is one of the best things about Raleigh, and we are lucky to be able to call her a friend. I love this collection, love that Ashley inspired it and will be looking forward to owning that dress!