Never a Pal Like Mother from Dust-to-Digital, compiled by April and Lance Ledbetter with an essay by Sarah Bryan and forward by Rosanne Cash


Left: Photograph of a child and her mother in 1932; Right: Lyrics from “The Pal That’s Always True” by Doc Hopkins from Never a Pal Like Mother: Vintage Songs and Photographs of the One Who’s Always True, 2011 compiled by April and Brad Ledbetter with an essay by Sarah Bryan and forward by Rosanne Cash. 

“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.”

— Dorothy Canfield Fisher 

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate all of the mothers and mother figures in our lives—regardless of who they are to us. The love and support during all seasons of our lives is immeasurable. With Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, we share posts from The Journal archives that honor our mother figures, as well as a few of our favorite pieces from the Mother’s Day Gift Guide. These gifts are all in stock and can arrive before Sunday if ordered by tomorrow. If you need gifting inspiration or have questions about shipping deadlines, give the Guest Experience Team a call at 256-760-1090.  

We recognize that Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for some. Holding space for those in need, our team is exploring outlets and ways to be respectful and more inclusive during this season. 

“The History of Mother’s Day” 

Love Tee 

“The Spider is an Ode to My Mother” 

Cast Fabric Cuff 

“Mom T-Shirt” 

Olio E Osso Balm 

“My Mom, Style Icon” 

Waffle Sweatshirt (two sleeve lengths + new sizing options) 

“The Family of Woman” 

“Mom and the Casserole”  

Heath Sews Leather Tote 

“The Craft of Midwifery”  

Hable Suns Apron 

“Never a Pal Like Mother”

In Alabama: Reshare from “The Factory + Alabama Chanin 19/52”, 2018: Mother’s Day Freedom Riders **Please note that there is some ugly language at the beginning of this article, but this is used in a historical context. At Alabama Chanin, it is our goal to shine an unflinching light on our past while creating new narratives for an inclusive future.** 

Alabama Chanin Mother's Day Gifts

@ Alabama Chanin     

Explore hand-crafted garments, accessories, and home goods—in-stock and arriving in time for Mother’s Day. An assortment of ready-to-ship Mother’s Day Gifts to celebrate those who nurture us, who care for us, and who simply love us.  

Shop in-stock gifts, arriving in time for Mother’s Day. 

Learn more about Afterpay, our newest payment installment option on, and about our recently updated website. Email us at or call us at 256-760-1090 for support, assistance, or to share feedback about your experience.     

@ The School of Making    

Our newest series of DIY Kits experiments with a new layered stenciling technique we call Maggie’s Dream. In its development, we explored the use of pattern and color.  The Maggie’s Dream Kit series uses our classic Magdalena Stencil and is intended to be made without embroidery, showcasing the unique graphic pattern. The series includes six styles: Maggie DressMaggie TopPonchoFrances DressFrances Tee, and Long SkirtFind them in our DIY Sewing Kit collection.  

Find Stripe Love in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide from The School of Making.    

@ The Factory    

Plan your visit to view the Collection firsthand, work with our team, experience Alabama Chanin in-person, and learn more about our commitment to responsible production, sustainable practices, and thoughtful design.   

Monday by appointment only  
Tuesday – Friday | 10am – 5pm       
Saturday and Sunday | Closed           

Visit us at:       
462 Lane Drive       
Florence, Alabama 35630         

Contact our store team:       
Catherine Counts       
+1.256.760.1090 x 114           

Carlisle Sandy        
+1.256.760.1090 x 105       

Please note: Due to COVID, guests are required to wear face masks throughout the duration of their time at The Factory and we have masks available, if needed. Until further notice, we will be checking temperatures for all guests, team members, and anyone entering The Factory. Should you have any questions about our safety procedures, please reach out during our store hours.  

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