Photograph of tree from /Beauty Everyday/ by Rinne Allen, Rebecca Wood, and Kristen Bach


From Beauty Everyday by Rinne Allen, Rebecca Wood, and Kristen Bach (page 117). 

“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
—Henry David Thoreau 

Born on this day in 1817, poet, author, philosopher, and naturalist Henry David Thoreau was an advocate of living a simple life. Today, National Simplicity Day, honors his life and works. Below, we share resources and readings that inspire us to slow down and practice a simpler, more sustainable, and intentional life. 

Modern Sustainability Meets 200-Year-Old American Tradition via Time 

Thoreau on Nature and Human Nature, the Tonic of Wildness, and the Value of the Unexplored’ via Brainpickings 

The Walden Woods Project 

Self-Care, Looking Inward, a Retreat, + a Playlist from The Journal 

How Transcendentalism Changed Architecture — and How it will Save the World via Medium 

Diamonds + Bars: The Art of the Amish People from The Journal 

Martin Luther King and Gandhi Weren’t the Only Ones Inspired By Thoreau’s ‘Civil Disobedience’ via SmithsonianMag 

Ceremonials of Common Days from The Journal 

The School of Life: Henry David Thoreau 

Mending Matters from The Journal 


@ Alabama Chanin  

As part of our new Summer of Love collection, The Love Tee is our take on the classic ringer T-shirt and is available in a spectrum of new organic colorways. 

Alongside our classic Love Tee that has been updated with new tonal colors, explore new contrast ringer options available on both white and vibrant organic lightweight cotton bodies. 

Customization is among the many benefits of lean-method manufacturing. Because our garments are made to order, we offer the complimentary service of adjusting hemlines along the sleeve and body up to 3”. Note hemline adjustments at checkout, or connect with our team to learn more about opportunities to further customize fit. 

@ The School of Making     

July’s Swatch of the Month incorporates beaded Satin Stitching alongside The School of Making’s iconic Stars stencil

Paired with embroidery techniques from our studio book, Alabama Studio Sewing + Design, July’s swatch revitalizes an embellishment that is, at once, impactful and simple. Our featured partner for this month is Lady Farmer, a slow living community that celebrates beauty and simplicity in creating a sustainable life.  

@ 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.    


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