Left: The Family of Woman: A World-Wide Photographic Perception of Female Life and Being published by Jerry Mason and Ridge Press; Right: Light Drawing by Rinne Allen featured in the Permission to Wander collection

“If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?” —Ernst Haas

Enjoy light reading and inspiration—from how trees communicate with one another to tile making in Mallorca—that show us the beauty in our world and our potential to create it. 

Outside Inspiration  

Suzanne Simard – Forests Are Wired For Wisdom – The On Being Project 

Tile Making in Mallorca – Kinfolk 

Little Island, a New $260 Million Charmer, Opens on the Hudson – The New York Times 

Stacey Abrams in Conversation with Charlayne Hunter-Gault – The Bitter Southerner 

Woman Made celebrates a century of products designed by women – Dezeen 

September 2021 Playlist – The Row 

From the Journal 

Creative Process of the Permission to Wander Collection

The History of Orienteering 

Supporting designers through the Natalie Chanin Design Scholarship at NC State University, her alma mater.  

The Family of Woman 

@ Alabama Chanin  

Limited-edition pieces from the Permission to Wander collection will be leaving soon, as we make room for new designs arriving as part of our upcoming collection. Discover hand-painted designs and artisan-made objects  in collaboration with Rinne Allen to inspire (and carry along for) the journey—available for a limited time.  

Look for our upcoming retrospective, 21 Years coming September 21st—celebrating twenty-one years of defining sustainability from Natalie and Alabama Chanin. Countdown with us here.  

@ The School of Making    

New to The School of Making are Studio Bundle #3 and September’s Swatch of the Month, which features Backstitch Reverse Appliqué using Embroidery Floss. 

This month’s Swatch of the Month design reflects on the creative process and journey in each of us. Using the New Leaves Stencil design, natural elements come into play and call back Natalie’s month long residency program at the Hambidge Center in the north Georgia mountains during the summer of 2018.  

Studio Bundle #3 finds color inspiration from Natalie’s time at Hambidge and the work of Mary Hambidge.    

@ 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.    

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. 


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

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