Alabama Chanin Heath Ceramics Dinnerware Collaboration


Left: Etched dinnerware from the Alabama Chanin and Heath Ceramics Collaboration, bowls and mug from Heath Ceramics’ Coupe line, Alabama Chanin placemats and napkins with embroidery, 2011, featured in the T Magazine piece “Table Dressing,” written by Alexandra Lange

“Depth of craft and beauty coupled with purpose [is Alabama Chanin’s most enduring quality]. There’s so much purpose and thoughtfulness that comes through in the designs. I and a generation of designers and business people were sold on the importance of Design, but it is not enough, it must be coupled with responsibility, and purpose. The work of Alabama Chanin embodies this. It inspires us all to look deeper at beauty and design and that those ideals are only fulfilled if coupled with responsibility, purpose, observation and preservation of the past. — Cathy Bailey, Co-owner and Creative Director of Heath Ceramics 

Friday will introduce new entries from the Alabama Chanin 21 Years Celebration. Spanning from 2010 and 2011, this time in the company’s history introduced collaborations with Commune Design and Heath Ceramics along with a feature in the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Triennial and work with the Southern Foodways Alliance.

This celebration marks Natalie’s legacy in sustainable design and honors our collaborators, team, friends, community, artisans, and those that have inspired Natalie and Alabama Chanin through their work and partnerships over the decades.  

Explore the 21 Years Celebration and find designs symbolic of Natalie’s journey in the 21 Year Collection.  

Artisan Designed, Zero Waste Waffle Sweatshirt in Natural/Vetiver,  Navy/Camel, and Navy/Black

@ Alabama Chanin  

Introduced as part of our 21 Year Collection, the Artisan Designed, Zero Waste Waffle Sweatshirt is custom made by a local artisan using pieces of our organic cotton waffle fabric. The hand-sewn patchwork detailing will be similar but never identical making it truly one-of-a-kind. Find the styles in Navy/Black, Navy/Camel, and Natural/Vetiver. 

The Life + Living Collection includes modern essentials for the home and table (like our Heath Ceramics collaboration), designed with utility and beauty in mind. Explore an assortment of handcrafted home goods, kitchenware, and gifts, and find inspiration to live and dine well this season. 

@ The School of Making    

October’s Swatch of the Month highlights the Medium Polka Dot Stencil using the Negative Reverse Appliqué technique with the Feather Stitch. The neutral Sand on Sand color palette in 100% organic medium-weight jersey pairs well with projects created from the Studio Bundle #3. Two new kits—The Starter Poncho Kit and Fancy Tiger Top Kit—are inspired by this month’s swatch.  

View our entire Workshop schedule for 2021 and 2022 here and make plans to join us at The Factory for a unique making experience.  

@ 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 team:     
Catherine Counts
+1.256.760.1090 x 114

Lily Rausch
+1.256.760.1090 x 108

Haley Heinkel
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