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THE FACTORY + ALABAMA CHANIN 19/52 | 2020

“Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet” ― Donna Wilk Cardillo 

Celebrated on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, this Tuesday, May 12th, is International Nurses Day. As we all navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, their courage and their sacrifices, are at the forefront of our minds. Join us as we honor nurses from the past and celebrate those currently working on the front lines of this health crisis.  

“Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Lamp” 

International Nurses Day 

Mary Breckinridge, founder of Frontier Nursing Service 

International Council of Nurses 

The American Nurses Foundation 

Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American to become a licensed nurse in the United States 

Dorothea Dix championed the humane treatment of the mentally ill 

Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross 

“How to Help the Helpers” 

Help Alabama Chanin donate face masks to regional healthcare providers. All donations and order sponsorships will go directly to the cost of materials and labor used to produce reusable masks. 

In Alabama: Alabama State Nurses Association 

@ Alabama Chanin 

Explore our Core Essentials to find sustainably made pieces for everyday wear. Our Core Club bundles four popular styles to create a timeless foundation for your wardrobe. 

@The School of Making 

Learn about our maker movement and get acquainted with all-things The School of Making. Join us for an in-person experience at one of our sewing workshops.  


Lead image: Diagram dated 1858 by Florence Nightingale of a colored pie chart to illustrate causes of death in the British Army

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