Alabama Chanin Stories We Love Journal Series featuring Instagram Stories from @alabamachanin

INTRODUCING: STORIES WE LOVE

Introducing our new weekly inspiration series where we share the stories, works, and musings that inspire Natalie and our team each week. Follow along on instagram @alabamachanin to see more stories that #NatalieLoves each week.

Congratulations to @cedric.burnside on his @recordingacademy win and to the whole @singlelock family for a year of award winning sounds.

Listen to grammy-award winning blues artist Cedric Burnside.

Explore Single Lock Records, based in our hometown of Florence, Alabama.


Every Mother Counts collaborates with providers and thought leaders around the world to help gain access to equitable, respectful, and safe maternal healthcare for every woman, everywhere. @everymomcounts


#NatalieLoves: Sarah Lancashire as Julia Child in the HBO Max series, Julia.


Building 14 was founded in 2013 as the machine-manufacturing arm of Alabama Chanin’s headquarters at The Factory. As part of our commitment to responsible manufacturing, we craft all of our machine-sewn Core Essentials products using organic cotton fabric and thread in Florence, Alabama. Learn more about Building 14 in our 21 Years Celebration.


“Jennifer Venditti Will See You Now” from the New York Times. @jv8inc photographed by @ryanlowry

#NatalieLoves: Can I Ask You a Question: The Art and Alchemy of Casting by our dear friend and inspiring human Jennifer Venditti (@jv8inc), published by A24 (@A24).

Read Jennifer’s entry for Alabama Chanin’s 21 Years Celebration.

Alabama Chanin Stories we Love Series from Instagram @alabamachanin for the Alabama Chanin Journal



#NatalieLoves: New Vetiver Waffle styles from @alabamachanin. Shop the Raglan Dress, Ashley Cardigan, and more in Vetiver 100% organic waffle.


Weekend Adventures: Ave Maria Grotto, created by Benedictine monk Brother Joseph Zoettl, between 1912 and 1961 in Cullman, Alabama.


#NatalieLoves: The Archer Dress—hand-painted in the “21 Toile” motif and hand-sewn by our local artisans.


The Bitter Southerner: Read Natalie’s “Letter from Home” in the The Bitter Southerner Magazine: Issue No. 3. @bittersoutherner

Read Alice Walker’s “Letter from Home” for the second issue of The Bitter Southerner magazine. @bittersoutherner #NatalieLoves #HeroesAndHeroines

#NatalieLoves: “Alice Walker’s Journals Depict an Artist Restless on Her Laurels” from Lauren Michelle Jackson (@laurenmichelejackson) in @newyorkermag about Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker, 1965–2000, edited by heroine the late Valerie Boyd (@valjboyd).

Read Natalie’s story of Alice Walker, Living by the Word, and life. #NatalieLoves #HeroesAndHeroines

Alabama Chanin Stories we Love Series from Instagram @alabamachanin for the Alabama Chanin Journal



#NatalieLoves: Familiar by our friend Christy Bush (@christybush_public) via The Bitter Southerner (@bittersoutherner).

100% organic pieces from our Core Essentials collection (including The Rib Turtleneck) photographed by Christy Bush. @christybush_public


#EverydayUniform: The (Beloved) Tank in 100% organic rib-knit cotton.


#NatalieLoves: Lisa Donovan’s Chocolate Church Cake recipe via New York Times Cooking (@nytcooking). @lisamariedonovan


#TextileStories: On April 21st, Marist Fashion (@maristfashion) presented Ethereal, a sustainable gallery exhibit featuring the work of designers Stella McCartney (@stellamccartney), Gabriela Hearst (@gabrielahearst), Public School (@publicschoolnyc), Mara Hoffman (@marahoffman), and Natalie Chanin (@alabamachaninlife). Thank you to John Bartlett (@johnbartlettny) and the CFDA (@cfda) for helping to include Alabama Chanin. #sustainability #sustainabilityandinnovationconference #cfda

Project Threadways (@projectthreadways) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that records, studies, and explores the history of textiles. Their 2022 symposium, Textiles and Activism, was hosted at The Factory two weeks ago and explored the use of textiles as a vehicle for activism and empowerment through a series of presentations led by educators, activists, makers, and scholars. Thanks to all who joined us at The Factory for Project Threadways 2022 Symposium (Look for more from the event in next week’s Stories We Love post).

Alabama Chanin Stories we Love Series from Instagram @alabamachanin for the Alabama Chanin Journal

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